Laira joined the staff of First Unitarian in January 2015 as the Church Administrator. In the fall of 2018 she moved into the Communications Coordinator position, and in September 2019 she became First U’s Director of Membership and Communications. With a background in arts administration, PR, and volunteer management, the combination of these two portfolios is a perfect fit for her. Laira received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in 1997 with an emphasis on theatre and still acts in community theatre productions (when she has the time!). She and her husband Blake are church members and have three delightful children: Shane, Miranda, and Esme.