I met Laura at Westminster School in Oklahoma City. We were very close during our elementary and middle school years at Westminster – I look back on that period of my life very fondly and Laura was often the reason for those happy memories. We loved to do arts and crafts together and probably annoyed our mothers with our frequent requests to go to Hobby Lobby for new supplies. However, my favorite memories with Laura involved our mutual love of the Winter Olympics. We were huge fans of figure skating and we would spend hours recounting the routines of our favorite skaters, Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski. In middle school, my parents moved to a new house and before they bought furniture for the main living room, we would use the open space to practice our triple-triple combination jumps (probably more realistically our single – single combination jumps). We would spend hours perfecting our jumps and critiquing each others form. We had the best time and countless laughs over how ridiculous we were. I realize I haven’t known Laura for a very long time but the Laura I knew then was kind, passionate, smart, creative, beautiful and fun. I want to send my warmest and sincerest condolences to her family – in particular – her mother, her husband and her beautiful boy. I was lucky to have known her.