Laurel is a member and Past President of the Junior League of Monterey County. She has served on numerous community boards and committees. Her AJLI governance service includes AJLI Board of Directors (Governance Chair, Governance Vice Chair and At-Large Director) and the AJLI Governance Committee (At-Large Member). Laurel is Vice President of Grants and Programs at the Community Foundation for Monterey County where she leads grant making and nonprofit capacity building programs. Previously, she was the Director of Philanthropy at the Monterey Peninsula Foundation (host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), and held resource development positions at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and United Way, as well as marketing management positions with the Walt Disney Company and the Colgate-Palmolive Company. Laurel has worked and studied in the U.K., Norway and Hong Kong.