Laura Marie is originally from Ohio but moved to Durham in 2015 to pursue a Master's degree at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. She has loved animals all her life, and has years of animal care experience with traditional household pets as well as exotic animals. While earning her Bachelor's degree in Biology she worked as a seasonal assistant at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo where she took care of snakes, parrots, birds of prey, turtles, lizards, opossums, and armadillos! Laura Marie has also cared for her own red-eared slider named Tuttle for over fifteen years. She looks forward to getting to know and care for your pets too!