How you'll know Laurie
As the VP of Finance, Laurie is responsible for the financial, human resource and office operations of the company. Most of Laurie's work is done behind the scenes on various assignments including financial reporting, budgeting and job costing. You also may see her in meetings along with other members of the Carstensen Homes team. She's the one to call with any financial question you may have related to your homebuilding project.
What Laurie likes about her job
Laurie has worked at a variety of different businesses, and really likes working at a smaller company like Carstensen Homes. She particularly enjoys the opportunity to meet diverse challenges and solve problems that wouldn't normally fall within the job description of VP of Finance. For example, some days you'll find her analyzing job costs and preparing financial statements, while other days she's finding ways to streamline processes or assisting with the company website.
Fun facts about Laurie
In addition to being an accountant, Laurie has worked in the medical field as a registered nurse and also in the banking industry. Her broad background helps her wear many hats and quickly adjust to ever changing daily duties.
Outside of work, Laurie is an enthusiastic triathlete with a creative side. When she's not swimming, biking and running, she also enjoys reading, traveling, scrapbooking and is a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict.
Professional organizations and activities
Laurie participates in organized bike rides and other events that benefit various community programs.