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With an impressive business career under her belt, Laura is a valuable asset to Cascade Sotheby's International Realty and clients alike. After earning her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, Laura managed nationwide business units for Arthur Andersen, a former "Big 5" accounting firm, and then was hired by a global software company to forge a national alliance with the executives at Deloitte & Touche. The experiences were invaluable for learning the delicate art of negotiation, the importance of strong presentation and communication skills, and the necessity of accountability and thorough follow-up. More recently, Laura developed a pro forma-based marketing program and sold large quantity import goods to clients based on forecasted profits, thus speaking to clients' bottom line, not her own. With this scale of alliance building and developing sophisticated sales and marketing plans, it's no wonder that Laura can put the biggest deals together in real estate.Laura enjoys many of the things that make Bend an amazing place to live: trail running, mountain biking, alpine skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, snow shoeing, cooking/ entertaining and raising young twin children and 2 dogs together with her husband. Her kids are truly integrated with all things Bend: they attend Highland Elementary School and love the 10-week ski program at Mt. Bachelor, riding bikes and rollerblading in the neighborhood, swimming at Awbrey Glen Golf Club, amazing summer camps, and listening to music at festivals around town. Happy kids make happy parents.