As Executive Assistant, Lauri supports our executive team here at The Center, but her responsibilities don’t end there. Lauri says there are so many little things she does, ranging from things people see – such as planning and executing luncheons and staff barbecues – to more behind the scenes tasks. Her favorite part of her job is the variety; no two days are the same!

Lauri was born and raised in Bend, but has lived in other places such as New Mexico, Southern California, and the Florida Keys. Her favorite? The Florida Keys, where she spent time in the sun and on a boat. She has been with The Center for 6 ½ years and says it’s the people, the pleasant atmosphere, and the high integrity that has kept her here for so long.

Lauri is a self-described “warm weather person” who loves the sun and to be out on the water any chance she gets. She enjoys hiking and finding new trails, traveling, baking, and even brews her own kombucha. Though she doesn’t bake as often these days, 18 years ago Lauri wrote and self-published a coffee cake cookbook called “Coffee Cakes: 105 Wonderful Recipes”!