Laurie Vierheller is passionate about our mission and believes that uncomplicated, sustainable lifestyles based in local community, nature and art, are rewarding and healing. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Law School and is licensed in Colorado and Texas. In her 30’s and 40’s she lived in Hinsdale County, Colorado where she served as a School Board Member and Board President for 13 years, had a solo real estate practice, and raised two daughters, Rachel and Sarah. She has previously served as a Town Council Member, County Manager and Executive Director and wrote and administered grants in each of these capacities. She is currently the Office Manager for Blowing Rock Properties. She moved to Watauga County in 2011 and purchased a farmhouse built in 1900. She spends her free time gardening, canning and caring for her Yorkies, ducks and chickens.