Laurie has been a resident of East Brunswick for 21 years. During that time, she had two children and became active in the East Brunswick school system. Her son Ryan is now 19, attending his second year at Penn State. Her daughter Becca is 17, and is a senior at EBHS. Laurie has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 22 years. After her daughter turned two, she retired from her job in NYC as a market research manager to be a stay at home mom. This afforded her the luxury of participating in many school activities with her children. Over the years Laurie has worn many hats such as a classroom mom, PTA board member and chairing various school functions. In addition, she has been an active booster club parent for soccer, baseball, football and basketball. Now she’s participating in this year’s Celebrity Dance-Off!, which is far out of her comfort zone but civic duty calls! This competition is perfect for Laurie since she claims to dance just like a celebrity - Elaine Benes from Seinfeld!