I’m Laura – a writer that values creativity, intentionality, and legacy.

My goal is to use language to promote empathy and cultivate beauty.

I aspire to work that is thought-provoking and conversational. I believe empathy is at the core of what our world needs, and I hope my work invites others to practice that art.

Words have the power to enamor, inspire and compel when used well, and that is the work I strive to produce.

In my current role as a communications director, I support organizations that are creating positive change in housing and community-building in Denver, CO. Our team produces creative work that moves people to learn, care and contribute to the common good.

I process the world with curiosity and creativity.

My creative interests began with producing school newspapers and writing short stories, and later lead to dual majors in journalism and English. My feature writing, photography and multimedia storytelling have taken me everywhere from Ireland and Italy to the American West and Midwest, collecting stories of pastoral living, community and faith.

I love to read, learn and connect with my neighbors. I relish small joys like flower arranging and cooking with friends. My roots and home are in Denver, Colorado.

Here is where you’ll find the letters I’m writing about it all — community, culture and meaning in the everyday.

Recent Writing

Cross-Generational Work: Building Bridges Across Other Differences

The Clapping Oak | December 8, 2020

Kingdom Minded Connection in Our Spaces of Influence

5280 Fellowship | Republished February 24, 2020

The Opportunities in Cross-Generational Collaboration

The Clapping Oak | October 8, 2019

When Cause Marketing Goes Over The Top

SE2 Communications | September 23, 2019

The Opportunities in Cross-Generational Collaboration

SE2 Communications | June 20, 2019

Should I Stay In My Job? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself When You’re Considering A Change

QARA | June 3, 2019

The Opportunity In Cross-Mentoring: How You Can Learn From Colleagues Both Older And Younger Than You

QARA | February 27, 2019

TikTok for The Cause Marketer:
What you need to know about the 4th most-used social media app that teens love

SE2 Communications | February 4, 2019

The Rebellion Of Simplicity

QARA | October 12, 2018

Welcome Home: What I Have Learned About the Importance of Place

The Sacred Grace | October 4, 2018

A Practical Guide to Cultivating Gratitude at Work

QARA | August 3, 2018

Five Ways Employers Can Empower Millennial Employees

QARA| April 4, 2018 | Also published as “The Five C’s of Empowering Millennial Employees” | Denver Institute for Faith and Work

Contributing to a Healthy Community:
Ways to think about your daily work in light of the common good

SE2 Communications | February 13, 2018

The Danger Of A Work-Driven Life

QARA | December 4, 2017Denver Institute for Faith and Work | Also published as “The Danger of Being a Doer” | Denver Institue for Faith and Work

“Expand Your Cultural Imagination”: A Christian Rap Artist on Creativity

Denver Institute for Faith and Work | November 3, 2017

“Keep Your Cool. Do Your Best. Honor God.”

Denver Institute for Faith and Work | March 28, 2017

Affirmation and Inspiration: An interview with an implementation pastor 

Denver Institute for Faith and Work | March 15, 2017