Laurie is best known as the girl obsessed with beer. In addition to her position as beer connoisseur at Happy Hour magazine, she has been on the cover of Westcoaster magazine and Happy Hour, was featured in the Daily post of WordPress, and stars in three web video series, Beer Minute, Drink of the Week, and Laurie’s Beer World, which were featured at the Beer Book, Blog, & Video Fest in New York City. Recently, she judged a homebrew contest alongside the renowned Peter Zien of Alesmith, Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, & Cicerone Dave Adams of Green Flash.
She regularly teaches sold-out beer dinners with San Diego’s top brewers through her position as Director of Beverage Operations at Lumberyard Tavern & Grill. She is the founder of the 101 Whiskey Club and Co-Chair of the 101 Invitational Charity Golf Tournament.
She has appeared on KUSI News in San Diego, the acclaimed New Brew Thursday and Beer Nation. She has been featured in San Diego Magazine, Riviera Luxury Magazine, Locale Magazine, Draft magazine online, Beer West magazine online, Westcoaster, The Coast News, North County Times, North County Sun, The Times Picayune, nola.com, WWOZ radio in New Orleans, Craft Beer Locator, and has done a variety of guest appearances on craft beer websites and blogs nationwide.