Laurie began her travel career as a stewardess for a major airline in 1972 (renamed flight attendant in 1974). After marriage and motherhood, she became a sales representative for that same airline in 1976 until she took a position as Director of Meetings and Conventions for a large regional travel management company in 1985. In 1991 Laurie became a corporate account manager and quickly rose to ranks of Vice President National Accounts in 1995. This is a position she held through an acquisition of the agency in 2003. Laurie’s entrepreneurial spirit along with a strong belief in making every trip “special” for her clients/travelers led her to begin the creation of LXR Travel in December of 2007 with mega agency technologies, strategic affiliations and handpicked, top-of-the-industry travel experts.