The “Celebrating Our People” series is aimed at highlighting the many talented employees that make up Proof of the Pudding’s teams across the southeast. We hope you enjoy learning more about our hospitality and culinary POPstars!

Golf Operations Coordinator

POP:  Hi Laura – thanks so much for taking time to share about yourself. To start, what advice would you share with others at the beginning of their career?
LAURA:  Listen more than you talk, and ALWAYS be yourself.

POP:  What values have shaped your life?
LAURA:  Understanding. This has been a value I have struggled with the most, and on many different levels. I personally feel that everything this world has to offer has to do with understanding one way or another. I am still growing and evolving everyday with the understanding that it is okay to not be perfect!

POP:  What was your favorite meal as a kid growing up?
LAURA:  My mom had a great spin on Hamburger Helper. We would have it over white rice topped with crunchy chow mein noodles. I would always put Worcestershire sauce on top and get gross looks from the rest of the family. But once again, you should ALWAYS be yourself ?.

POP:  Who has influenced you the most in life?
LAURA:  Before even starting in this industry, my mom had always told me, “It does not matter what you do as long as you are happy doing it.” I thought about that a lot in the beginning and now it’s not even a passing thought. I love what I do and that makes me happy every single day.
After beginning my career on the road doing golf events, Jenna Hansen has been a bigger influence on me than I think she realizes, or even cares to admit. The commitment she has to her work, and her work ethic in general, is something I will always strive to achieve. I have, and always will, admire her efficiency while plating up donuts and muffins for Caddies and Media at 3:30am.

POP:  What is your favorite inspirational quote or lyric?
LAURA“You might not have a car or a big gold chain, but stay true to yourself and things will change.” -Snoop Dogg

POP:  What’s something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
LAURA: My two front teeth are fake!

by Kelly Treadway in Team