Laura is a native Texan born in Houston, Texas and grew up in San Antonio, Texas attended St. Luke's Episcopal School, TMI and Alamo Heights schools. She studied fashion design and business administration at Texas Christian University where she pledged Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She studied abroad a semester through The Semester at Sea program, traveling around the world on a ship while taking college courses and experiencing the world first hand. After returning to the states The University of Incarnate Word was the place for her. She graduating from UIW with a design degree and a minor in business administration. The culinary world was always a huge interest and passion for Laura. The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York was her next step in education which was pursued after staging as a rounds man at Club Giraud in San Antonio, Texas. While attending the CIA Laura met her husband Eric Nelson. After graduation Eric worked in five-star four-diamond hotels and Laura in catering. They lived in St. John Virgin Islands, Beaver Creek Colorado, La Jolla California, Dallas Texas and eventually back to San Antonio Texas.
Laura and her husband Eric have two wonderful boys. They spend their extra time on investment rental properties so the real estate world comes second nature. Laura's unusual gift of organization, planning and knowledge of real estate was exactly what CORIE PROPERTIES was in need of in 2013 when Laura joined them as Office Manager. Laura is always available and ready to assist vendors, agents, clients and title companies.