Portland, OR Program Coordinator
Laura officially joined Sparrow Clubs in 2016 as the Portland Program Coordinator. She has been a teacher in the Parkrose School district for the last 30 years and the Sparrow advisor there for the last 10. Her greatest passion in life is cherishing those around her and teaching others that true happiness comes from what we give, not what we get back. After the sudden loss of her grandmother and brother, then finally her mom to cancer within two years, she understands how difficult times can be when the health of those you love is threatened. As the new director in Portland, helping families with kids in medical crisis while teaching compassion in the hearts of today's youth has become her passion. Sparrow Clubs' mission to do both is the perfect blend for her. Laura loves baking for others, shopping for the ultimate bargain and warm sunny places. Her motto… "Each sunrise is an invitation for us to make others smile and brighten their day."