As Weber State's AA/EO Executive Director, Laura advises the employment functions of this 2,000+ person employer. She is also the University's Title IX Coordinator and ADA/504 Disability Coordinator. She investigates discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct complaints and assists parties in arriving at an appropriate outcome, either through an investigative process or informal processes(mediation/assisted dialogue). She also facilitates civil rights training for departments and colleges on campus and in the community.
Prior to Weber State University, Laura practiced law with the Office of the Utah Attorney General for 17 years, representing the Department of Human Services, the Division of Substances Abuse & Mental Health, Juvenile Justice Services, Child & Family Services, the Utah State Hospital, and the Division of Services for People with Disabilities.
Laura has contributed to the legal community by serving two terms on the Supreme Court's Ethics & Disciplines Committee, hearing bar complaints. She also served two terms on the Judicial Council's Standing Committee on Children and Family Law. Laura has trained judges and attorneys at a number of state, regional, and local conferences as well as law enforcement and mental health professionals.
To balance her extremely busy professional life, Laura has been practicing and teaching Yoga for 20 years. She has helped bring yoga programs to Ogden are schools, businesses and non-profits, including free classes to a substance use in -patient programs and domestic violence shelter.