Laurie has been on staff as HOI’s Executive Director since 2010. Her responsibilities include coordination of the operations in the Tucker, Georgia office and at Rancho el Paraiso in Honduras.  Before her current position, she served as a Youth/Christian Education Director at Simpsonwood United Methodist Church in Norcross, Georgia  for 15 years.  Laurie has always had a passion for mission work and began leading her church’s mission trips to Honduras with HOI in 1998.

Laurie attended the University of West Florida and Mercer University Atlanta, receiving degrees in Accounting and Computer Science.  She has been married to her husband Keith for 30 years and has two grown children who have also participated in Honduras mission trips with HOI.  She enjoys traveling, snorkeling and painting.