Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Laura is a liberal arts student at heart and fell in love with languages in college. After three years working at an art gallery in New York, she went back to school for a Masters in Italian Literature and flirted with the idea of a career in academia. While she was thinking it over, she got her first job in the wine business for a small importer and caught the bug. After a stint at Italian Wine Merchants, Laura spent 10 years at Polaner Selections and is beyond thrilled to join Bowler on the National Sales team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, songwriting, and exploring the city with her wonderful fiancé.