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Laura is a marketing professional and award-winning publisher who has lived in Spain, Japan, and Mexico.
In Japan, she worked as a Freelance Photographer and served as a Publicity Coordinator for several English-language organizations, including Tokyo’s Children’s Theatre.
For five years, she was a Partner in Horizons International, an international relocation firm that assisted expatriate employees with the challenges of moving families overseas. Her clients included Xerox Corporation, Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, Schlegel Corporation, and Oneida Limited, and she helped managed moves to Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico.
Over the past fourteen years, Laura has worked for three printing trade associations—Gravure Association of America (GAA), the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), and the Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA Global)—as Director of Marketing and Communications (GAA), Editor of two trade publications (GAA & FTA), and Executive Director of two Educational Foundations (GAA & PLGA Global). She continues to serve as a marketing consultant to PLGA Global managing their communications program.
In 1989, Laura founded Salmon Creek Publishing, which has matured into Salmon Creek Media & Marketing, a firm that provides customized social media & marketing services to a wide range of businesses and organizations.
Under the banner of Salmon Creek Publishing, Laura launched GravurExchange and FlexoGlobal in 2006. Using her extensive knowledge and international contacts in the printing industry, these businesses are now internationally recognized Web-based information portals for the gravure and flexographic printing industries respectively. Both sites average close to 1 million visitors a year, attracting readers with their up-to-date business and environmental news, technical papers, webinars, and more.
- Salmon Creek Media and MarketingOwner, present
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