Degree in Music Education, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 2003.
Director performing arts Burr Oak Community Schools, Michigan, 2003—2004. Assistant band director Lovejoy High School, Georgia. Director bands Eagle's Landing Middle School, McDonough, Woodland Middle School, Stockbridge.
Colorguard and winterguard instructor Union Grove High School, McDonough.
Member of Georgia Music Educator's Association.
Daughter of Louis Anthony and Melanie Nadine Sterbenc, Christina Sterbenc (Stepmother). Married Matthew Gregory Laird, December 17, 2005.