Partner Newbie | Laura Armstrong

May 20, 2017

LauraAYes, the last name is familiar – please join us in welcoming Laura Armstrong-Arellano , daughter of Jim and Jo-Ann and sister of our Chairman Patrick.

A native Phoenician and graduate of ASU, Laura started volunteering within the community at the age of 12. She played basketball in the Special Olympics with special need students on teams. Then, at 14, she started volunteering at the Salvation Army South Phoenix with her parents. During high school, she volunteered at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and at 19, she began traveling to Agua Prieta Mexico to do service work (building homes, food distributions) for the community. She and her family continue to serve here.

After years of volunteering ingrained in her, Laura joined SVPAZ after relocating from San Diego with her two young kiddos.


More on Laura

What do you most look forward to / hope to accomplish as a Partner? I hope to learn about our community and to help provide the resources and tools to grow. I wish to engage my children in projects and show them the importance of team work and giving back, the way my family did for me.

What’s your motto? “Patience is Virtue”

ArmstrongsWhat’s your most marked characteristic? People say that I am thoughtful, kind and witty. I enjoy reading and keeping up with current events so I always have a topic to discuss. I have a real sense of empathy that I have learned to embrace over the years and use that towards projects.

When and where are you happiest? I am happiest when I am with the ones that I love. I can adapt to my environment easily and do believe that home is where the heart is.

Welcome Laura!