Furthers The Daily Sentinel’s close ties to the community by advocating for readers, supporting advertising partners, and advancing a 120-year tradition of the Sentinel being a good and involved citizen. Also oversees the Sentinel’s book publishing division and is always on the lookout for new ways to match our expertise with marketplace needs.
Bachelor’s degree in humanities from Mesa State College and master’s degree in English from Northern Arizona University.
Laurena first moved to the Grand Valley in the mid-’70s. At the Sentinel she’s held various roles, going back to a college internship in 1992. She also taught journalism at Northern Arizona University and Mesa State College and has authored two books and edited two more.
Laurena and her husband, Scott, have teenage triplets. The family enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, music, reading, sports and motorcycles.
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