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 Community Impact at the Community Foundation for Monterey County where she leads grant making and nonprofit capacity building programs. She has served in philanthropy and nonprofit resource development positions, as well as marketing management positions with the Walt Disney Company and the Colgate-Palmolive Company.
She currently serves on the Community Foundations National Standards Board. Laurel has worked and studied in the U.K., Norway and Hong Kong.