The Center at West Park, a non-profit independent organization, is dedicated to the challenging and essential work of personal and social transformation through the pathways of culture and the arts, social activism, lifelong learning, and the cultivation of wonder and the human spirit. Located in a diverse, “crossroads” neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and housed in the recently landmarked West Park Church building, it provides a space in the city of New York where encounters across differences can find a home and where ideas, endeavors, and movements can take shape. As Director of Operations for The Center at West Park, Laurie has increased the income for the building by more than 200% in less than a year, renovated and restored more than 2,000 square feet of interior and worked with NYC Landmarks commission to restore sections of the exterior. www.CenterAtWestPark.com & www.WestParkPresbyterian.org
For the past 12 years, Laurie has served as Maze Designer for The American Maze Company and The Amazing Maize Maze, a 3-time Guinness World Record Winner. She has worked side by side with farmers in upstate New York, Pennsylvania Amish Country, historic North Carolina and Jamestown VA, rural towns on the outskirt of Manchester England, the oldest working farm in New York, the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park and more! Each summer presents new themes, designs and challenges! Find the closest maze near you and get lost!