Laurie Garrett is a 3rd generation native of Tampa. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tulane University, Laurie served for several years as Director of Social Services for the Lighthouse for the Blind before returning to school to earn a Masters of Business Administration (MBA degree) from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.
Laurie has over 20 years business experience, including handling Gillette's Right Guard and Silkience shampoo accounts for Young and Rubicam Advertising, New York. She returned to Tampa where she was a principal in Colony Shops, a retail clothing chain.
For the past 10 years, Laurie has worked exclusively in residential real estate, both as a realtor and as a mortgage consultant. Laurie is committed to assisting her clients with real estate and financing to help them achieve their long term personal and financial needs.
Married to CBS investigative reporter Mike Deeson, Laurie is the mother of two. She is an accomplished artist and has exhibited in several Bay area galleries.