Laurie Snyder-Veitch is a native of Newport Beach, California.  She attended Mariners Elementary, Ensign Intermediate School, Newport Harbor High School, and graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Public Administration.

Laurie has been an active volunteer for over 30 years as a member of The Assistance League of Newport Beach; a member of The Guilds of The Segerstrom Center for the Arts; and a founding Advisory Board Member for the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival.

In the local business community she has been involved with publishing the Bay Window Magazine for the Balboa Bay Club as the Editorial Assistant; Grand Tour Magazine; the Daily Pilot/Los Angeles Times; and has also assisted in public relations with Main Line Media each for the last 18 years.