National-Level Talent Buyer/Producer
Background / Company Role
Lauri was born in Langdon, North Dakota (only five miles from the Canadian border) and graduated from Minnesota State University – Mankato with majors in Business and Sociology/Corrections. She has experience working at a Minneapolis advertising agency, as Entertainment Director for multiple casinos in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New Mexico, and in corporate America. Lauri has 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry having bought national-level entertainment for casinos, fairs, festivals, theme parks, theaters, and corporate events. Lauri also has vast experience in total event planning with additional expertise of on-site event management.
What Lauri likes best about live performances:
“The emotion(s) that music can evoke. As a producer, it’s watching from behind the scenes, seeing and hearing the audience’s response to the music and event, and being a small part of the reason they are having so much fun.”
Hobbies and Interests?
Lauri enjoys gardening, reading, and travel. She often volunteers by hanging out with elderly folks – helping out wherever she can.