Friday, June 1, 2007

On the Job: True Grit

Ask anyone at Luscious Verde about production artist Laura, and a lot of adjectives come to mind: uplifting, enthusiastic, helpful, and…brawny. Yes, brawny. Her stature belies her tightly-wound ability to take almost anyone here down to the Pain Store when it comes to arm-wrestling matches.

This toughness was born in Cleveland and raised in Auburn, Ohio, a small town about 45 minutes southeast of Cleveland. The youngest of two boys and three girls, she attended Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls, and played a mean clarinet (and mellophone) for the Kenston High Bombers. She attended the University of Dayton “just to get out of Auburn” for a little bit.

Majoring in art education (she “had a lot of fun” in college but says she “was a good girl”), she got a job as a K-12 substitute teacher in her hometown, and did that for a few years. However, she lost her passion for teaching and went looking for a job that utilized her craftiness.

She started at Luscious Verde a year ago and has charmed and helped everyone she works with. “I help a lot of departments out by gathering supplies and doing pretty much whatever they want me to do,” she says.

In her free time, she likes singing, going to plays, and hanging out with her fella, Jordan. Her advice for any aspiring Lauras out there: “There’s a purpose out there for you and you need to find it.” It’s just that positive attitude that makes her a joy to work with. But we try not to make her mad. She might destroy us with her arms of steel.


Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Breyer’s Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough with M&M’s (“the only Breyer’s ice cream I like”)

Favorite Day of the Week, and Why: “Monday – I get excited about a new week. I don’t know what to expect.”

Favorite Channel: MTV

Favorite Canned Food: Pineapple

Favorite L.V. Paper Color: Rust Confetti

-- Rob @ L.V.


toni said...

Laura's the bestest!

chris said...

We LOVE you Laura!

wendy said...

Laura's da bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!! She makes Luscious Verde very happy.