Laura Maness holds a double B.A. in Theatre Arts and Anthropology and a M.A. in Theater Arts, Education & Outreach. Since 2005 she has supervised the development of the Education and Outreach division at Popejoy Hall, an auxiliary business on the campus of the University of New Mexico. She is responsible for more than doubling the programming and tripling attendance of the Schooltime Series while also establishing the Education & Outreach Programs. Additional theatre work includes event management, patron services management, teaching guide development, and master classes. Laura is in her second three-year term as President of the New Mexico Presenters Alliance. She volunteers to produce the annual New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Awards and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.