She later became Beverage Director and Chef Sommelier for a Michelin Three-Star, New York Times Four-Star Restaurant in NYC and remains one of the few women globally to have held a position of this stature within the restaurant industry.
She left her restaurant career to advise, speak, consult and teach wine lovers to expand their joy and become their best personal guide by exploring exotic grapes of remote areas to unlock their palate via the embrace of individual preference. Laura has shared her esteemed expertise through features on CBS, FOX, NBC, Forbes Magazine and Wine Spectator.
Master Sommelier—13th female in the world, with only 35 women today
Certified Wine Educator—achieved this certification when less than 100 had done so previously
As VP of Sales for a German Wine Importer: managed 70 distributors across all 50 states (+12% YOY 2 years, $14M+)
Bev Director & Corp Dir - Michelin 3 Star, NY Times 4 Star Restaurant by NYC Celeb Chef—grew sales $5+M (20% YOY, 2 years)
125+ Virtual Global Exec Corporate Wine Events & Meetings in 2021 (Forbes 500)