Laura Wood is the Executive Director of Kids In A New Groove, with over 10 years of child welfare experience. During her 6 years at Kids In A New Groove, she has helped the organization grow from serving 30 youth in foster care to its current reach of over 185. She not only carries an intimate understanding of the organization, youth in foster care, the music community, but she also has the experience and vision to lead KING to a brighter and more musical future.
Laura is a member of One Voice of Central Texas, Grant Professionals Association- Austin/Central Texas Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals- Austin Chapter and a founding member of Texas Women for Children. She received her Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degrees from Abilene Christian University. She enjoys hiking, going to live music concerts, and eating breakfast tacos every chance she gets.
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