Laura began her career in the financial services industry 22 years ago as a trust officer at a major national bank. Ultimately, she was a lead client advisor and Vice President, Trust Officer and Investment Specialist for the “Private Client Group.” In 2002, Laura joined Smith Barney as a financial consultant, partnering with Kirk.
In 2002, Laura was recognized as a "Great Woman of Texas" and in 2007, along with Kirk, she was honored as one of Tarrant County's outstanding members of the community under the age of 40. Laura is dedicated to her community and recently served as president of the Fort Worth Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Club, serves as a Senior Advisor to the Board at River Crest Country Club and Vice President of Design Inspirations. Laura and her family are active members of Christ Chapel Bible Church.
Laura enjoys spending her time outside of the office at the family's ranch riding horses. She also enjoys biking, running, yoga, fishing, writing and traveling. She and Kirk have been married for 19 years. They have three beautiful daughters, twins, Katie Anne and Reagan and Olivia Jane.
During her tenure at the bank, Laura gained experience in business development, portfolio and investment management, client advisory services including trust and estate planning, business succession planning, and tax planning. Her experience in private client services has shaped the team’s unique client service model, which offers a 360 degree approach to managing clients’ finances in a way designed to best help them attain their individual goals. Obtaining her Certified Financial PlannerTM certificate has equipped Laura to offer comprehensive quantitative financial planning resources to the team’s clients. The multi-year CFP® program entails in-depth courses, training, and comprehensive examinations in all areas of financial planning including investments, taxes, insurance, estate, and retirement planning.
Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University. She holds her Series 7, 63, 66 and 33 securities licenses, as well as the Group I Life and Health insurance licenses. In 2007, Laura earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certificate. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association as well as RBC’s Women’s Association of Financial Advisors.