Welcome! My name is Laura Lollar, owner of Pinehurst Press Ltd. I’m also an opinion and humor writer. My mission is to help readers, leaders and business owners become more confident, prosperous and productive. I’m not a celebrity or public figure – just one person trying to do my part to help us think for ourselves and make better decisions in business and life.
In my humble opinion, we don’t get the information we deserve. As leaders, creatives and business owners, we owe it to our next generation to make better choices. And we can’t make better choices unless we can navigate the spin, stop the censorship and listen to people with diverse opinions and a head on their shoulders.
If you feel this way too, you’re not alone. There are more of us out there than you imagine. And we’re all hungering to hear from folks with common-sense perspectives grounded in personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, respect for the freedoms we’re so lucky to enjoy and faith that God will guide us down the right path.
Here are the values and beliefs that guide me…
- belief in God, the U.S. Constitution and Rule of Law
- freedom from excessive government overreach into our lives, work, companies and communities
- opportunities to run our businesses, make a good living and feed our families
- fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets
- respect for life and the right to protect ourselves
- the importance of family to instill healthy values
- freedom of speech, diversity of thought and personal accountability
- supporting leaders who do what’s in our best interest vs play politics
If a few or all of these beliefs resonate with you, please join us! Fill out the form below to subscribe to my articles and (coming soon!) podcast episodes. Warm wishes, Laura
Laura Lollar started writing for fun in grade school, publishing on the mimeograph machine when the nuns weren’t looking. Mom was a city girl, dad was a farmer and Laura was eldest of six in a big, happy Catholic family. She joined the U.S. Air Force right out of high school — one of the best decisions she ever made.
Laura has an eclectic work history: she’s been a paralegal, employee benefits and HR specialist, call center rep and frontline supervisor. She’s shoveled horse manure on a 400-head trotter farm in Upstate New York, sold vinyl checkbook covers and blogged for the Mayor of Colorado Springs. Laura launched her consulting business in 1997 with a mortgage, three young un’s to feed and $700 in the bank. She has traveled the world speaking, training, coaching, facilitating and is a mentor to many. An outdoors enthusiast, Laura is a hiker, hunter and can occasionally catch a fish. She raised her children in a townhouse, lived in a historic log cabin, lost everything she owned (including her business) in a wildfire, started all over again and recently, married a wonderful Navy guy. They live in the woods near Colorado Springs and are owned by one very spoiled cat. You can also find Laura at CabinMama.com.
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Laura Lollar is the owner of Pinehurst Press Ltd, a publishing company in Black Forest, Colorado. She named her business after the camp her grandfather built in Upstate New York in the 1940’s.
Earlier, as the owner of Communicate Colorado LLC, Laura led customer service, communication, public relations, leadership and team development projects, presented, facilitated and trained throughout Colorado, the U.S., Germany, Canada and Great Britain. Laura is an experienced teambuilding, partnering and strategic planning facilitator. She is highly qualified in leadership and personal development assessments including DiSC, Team Dimensions, Personal Listening and the ConflictLens. Laura is certified in Situational Leadership and completed 40 hours in Basic Mediation and Theory Practice training.
Since 1997, Laura has worked with hundreds of organizations including the U.S. Army, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Spectranetics, Cabela’s, National High School Rodeo Association and General Services Administration (GSA) among many others.
Laura has coached hundreds of individuals, managers, executives and business owners over the past two decades. She has helped them improve skills and make better decisions to improve their careers, self-marketing skills, interpersonal communication, workplace relationships and entrepreneurial direction.
A lively writer and experienced radio guest, Laura’s work has been featured on television, radio, in newspapers, trade journals and online magazines. She has been a commencement speaker for colleges and universities and a guest lecturer for graduate and undergrad students on customer service, leadership, careers and interpersonal communication.
Laura authored The CARLA Concept™: How to Raise an Issue, Prove Your Point and Communicate with Confidence and Clarity based on her proprietary communication and coaching model. She was a contributing author on interpersonal communication for Safety, Health and Asset Protection Management Essentials (CRC Press). Laura is working on a number of books. In 2019, she will republish The CARLA Concept™ and release Wildfire Survivors Tips as well as Wildfires of Change: How to Rebound and Rise from the Ashes.
Earlier in her career, Laura was a Customer Service and Sales Team Manager at Current Inc. She supervised a team of 100+ call center employees and led an upsell program to achieve record-breaking revenue goals. At the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Laura was part of a Human Resources and Employee Benefits team that served 2500+ faculty and staff, including deaf and hearing-impaired employees.
Laura is proud to have served her country in the United States Air Force. Her active duty service included seven years in administration and as a legal services specialist assisting base Judge Advocate Generals (JAG). She earned a USAF Commendation Medal and Marksmanship Medal, attended the Non-commissioned Officers Leadership School and volunteered on the Base Honor Guard Team, providing military honors for fallen service members and their families.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from California State University, Sacramento, with graduate studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is also a Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) graduate, class of 2010.
Presently, Laura serves on the leadership board for the Black Forest Community Club in Black Forest, Colorado, where she also supports marketing and website management for WeAreBlackForest.com. Laura has served as President of the Society for Human Resources Management Colorado Springs Chapter, volunteered for Junior Achievement, Home Front Cares Welcome Home Heroes Program, Young Women of the West and Colorado State Parks and Wildlife. Appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, she served two three-year terms on Colorado’s Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Laura is a current member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and Mule Deer Association.