By Paris Wolfe, Blogmaster, The Herb Society of America
When you apply or continue your membership in The Herb Society of America, you become part of Laurie Kay Alexander’s work day. As Membership Coordinator she keeps databases for membership, processes all the unit and member-at-large renewals, manages all the current members’ profiles and oversees programs associated with membership longevity. She also assists with the logistics of the annual meeting and educational conference.
“My goal is to keep our records as accurate as possible, answer members questions as promptly and accurately as possible,” she says.
Before joining the Society’s headquarters staff, Laurie worked at Society for Rehabilitation in Mentor, Ohio, and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association.
Laurie keeps a small herb garden during the summer months. Her favorite herbs are dill, for the taste; parsley and basil for their rich green (her favorite color); and chamomile and valerian because they’re soothing and helpful.
Laurie and her husband Tom live in Mentor, Ohio, roughly four miles from work. When she’s not busy, she spoils her three grandchildren. She also loves to cross-stitch, crochet, shop online and in consignment stores.