By Canopy Team on October 1, 2020
February 2021 update: Laura is now Canopy’s Communications Manager, overseeing our communications channels, brand, and messaging.
Laura is Canopy’s new Administrative Specialist. She’s new to the Bay Area by way of Atlanta, Georgia and is excited to share her expertise and passion for nonprofit organizations and community building with Canopy. We asked Laura a few questions to get to know her better:
Laura: Atlanta, Georgia; I spent 8 years as a career professional and volunteer in Atlanta’s nonprofit community, with a focus on arts & culture, education, and community building. Most recently I worked for 2.5 years as Marketing & Communications Manager at a startup nonprofit, where I developed the marketing and social media strategy, launched their new website, and coordinated 50 annual events.
Laura: Administrative Specialist. I’ll be working closely with Operations, the Board and Advocacy Committee, and Development to support their work and help expand Canopy’s capacity to serve the community members and trees of the Midpeninsula area.
Laura: I grew up in the heavily-wooded North Georgia mountains after which I moved to Atlanta, the “city in a forest” with approximately 48% tree coverage; I’m embarrassed to say I’ve always taken trees for granted. Although the connection of more treecover to better health and equity is a new idea to me, it’s easy to see the truth behind the research, and I’m excited to work with the team at Canopy to advance this mission.
Laura: As I mentioned above, I’ll be working with three departments on their projects. I have to admit, I love being a “floater”, lending my support and expertise as an “analytical creative” type that’s worn many different hats while working at nonprofits of varying sizes and mission focus.
Laura: I’m partial to Southern Live Oaks and Magnolia trees; although Pines were more prevalent in my neck of the woods, those two add a touch of romance and beauty to the southern treescape.
Laura: “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
Laura: Before moving to California, I was active in the Atlanta musical theatre scene and would love to get back into it. I also love hiking, reading, cooking, and baking, and I look forward to trying out new recipes on my new teammates at Canopy once we’re back in the office together.