Laura at a Glance

I grew up in Pleasant Hill and raised my children right here in Concord. Here are a few more things to know about me.



  • Pediatric cardiac sonographer


  • City College San Francisco (CCSF) - Echocardiography (1992)
  • San Jose State University (SJSU) - Bachelor of Arts - Public Relations, Minor in Business (1987)
  • College Park High School (1982)

Organizations I’m affiliated with:

  • St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, parish council, and Faith in Action ministry leader
  • National Union Healthcare Workers (NUHW), elected steward and bargaining team member
  • Concord Communities Alliance, founding member and past secretary/treasurer
  • Urban Habitat - Boards Commissions and Leadership Institute, 2021 cohort
  • Bike Concord Advocacy Committee

Concord Involvement:

  • Community Services Commission - appointed by Concord City Council, 2021
  • Love Revolution Homeless Outreach Team
  • Concord Community Institute, 2018
  • Concord City Council - frequent attendance and participation via public comments and correspondence
  • Concord Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Bike Concord Advocacy Committee 
  • Mount Diablo Soccer Association (MDSA) - managed and coached house league teams


  • Commuting by bicycle to Shadelands in WC
  • Traveling by RV with hubby, Greg and our dog, Maya
  • Camping on Mount Diablo during the Perseids
  • At home: growing tomatoes, knitting, and baking birthday cakes
  • I participate in the sharing economy via the Facebook group "Buy Nothing"

Motto: When life gives you Meyer lemons, make marmalade!


And did I mention I've lived in or around Concord most of my life?