Laura Sandstrom is a sixth-generation islander who became a full-time
resident of San Juan Island in 2009. A Graduate Gemologist by trade, Laura
spent nearly twenty years traveling throughout the country while working and
exploring the many facets of the jewelry industry – from national sales rep and
designer to buyer, appraiser and business owner.
Laura started a career in banking with Heritage Bank in 2010. Her role as an
executive officer in a community bank suits her commitment to exceptional
customer service, relationship building and giving back to her beloved
community. A recent addition to the Spring Street board, Laura also sits on
the boards of San Juan Island Community Foundation and the San Juan
Chamber of Commerce.
Laura and her husband Thomas have three children; two adult daughters and
a teenage son, Shaw, who is attends Spring Street. She is a passionate
advocate for the educational rights of people on the Autism Spectrum and
loves traveling for humanitarian work. A favorite such trip was to Honduras
with her eldest daughter where they built a water purification system and
painted a local orphanage.
When not working or volunteering, Laura can be found hiking with her family,
watching her husband’s band at local venues, or discussing the latest novels
with her book club.