Client Service Associate
Laura Sharkey has been on the team since 2012, she started as a client of Alan’s and the rest is history. With experience in restaurant and healthcare management, she brings strong customer service and attention to detail to the firm. Laura is the first point of contact for client service requests (account updates, redemption request), and loves to connect at client events putting a face with the name.
Laura was born and raised in Downers Grove and has strong family roots to keep her in Illinois. She has many interests including collecting elephant statues, stuffed, jewelry, collector plates, paintings, and more (especially ones with the trunk up for good luck). Family and friends who know about her collection have gifted her with treasures like a stringed puppet from Germany and blown glass from Italy. Someday she hopes to visit an Elephant Sanctuary and be able to interact with an animal that has been saved.
Outside the office you can find Laura enjoying the backyard with her teenage daughters and husband, in the kitchen baking or trying a new recipe, or enjoying any film with Robin Williams.
Favorite line from her favorite movie: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - Dead Poets Society. She loves the hopefulness and inspiration to live your best life and be open to opportunity.