Laura Strickland was born in Portland, but spent most of her formative childhood living on Maui. Exposed to a plethora of musical genres from an early age, her parents and older brothers instilled in her a deep appreciation for the positive role music can play in a person’s life. Laura enjoyed a 15 year career in Graphic Design at Nike. She has two children who attend schools in Beaverton School District and is an active volunteer in her community. She is passionate about the role music plays in connecting people and their cultures, and is a firm believer that music enriches the soul.