Laurie Stringham has been a business owner since 1990 is an Independent Fine Art Professional trained as a professional costume designer and makeup artist and a piano technician. Laurie will be the instructor for our GTI Cohort this year. She has extensive background and experience in running her own business. She has served on several Boards including the National Recreation and Parks Association Citizen Network, Utah Recreation and Parks Association Executive Board, Utah Association for Special Districts and LeadershipWest. She is currently elected to the Board of Trustees for the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center. Currently she is the West Region Chair for the Salt Lake County Republican Party, and teaches for the Granite School District. Laurie earned her Bachelors degree in Theater Production from the University of Utah and her Associates degree in Business from the LDS Business College. She has also been a mentor for Junior Achievement of Utah, graduate of the NextLevel Program and worked for Senator Orring Hatch. She even had her own radio talk show called “Politically Speaking with Laurie Stringham” on KWUN, Radio One. She has had many more amazing opportunities that have come due to her entrepreneurial spirit!