LA Guzda Creative Arts & Services
"once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight
or any experience that reveals the human spirit"
— E.E. Cummings
Laurie is a high-energy instructor who immediately connects with the students and draws the best work out of them. Laurie was able to bring out qualities in these students that I have never seen in them before. She really got them to take risks and stretch their abilities.
"Thank you for the great tag line you came up with for our organization. We really love… Workforce Alliance, an alliance that works!"
I took both your beginning and advanced comedy improv classes. I wanted to thank you for your insight and the training you provided. I have used the skills in many projects. I had to improv the majority of my lines in "The Return of Johnny V" and your training was key in the process. My performance has garnered many accolades. I never would have pulled it off without your help. Thanks again. - Craig Rainey
Laurie has been such a welcome addition to our community. She came right in and learned our process, then created thoughtful additions to it. She is in tune with the necessities of each moment and can navigate a room into uproarious laughter in a moment. If you're looking to inspire a group to unlock their creativity, Lauries warm-ups will ignite that passion. Gage Cass Woodle, Mythic Bridge Executive Director | CoFounder
Laurie is an absolute pleasure to do business with. She is always willing to go out of her way for the community and fellow businesspeople. Her positive energy is contagious and she is fantastic at what she does. Her dedication, extreme attention to detail, and industry knowledge make her a huge asset to Northeastern PA. Chuck Lockwood, President of LockData Technologies, Inc
No matter what Laurie chooses she exceeds at doing. there are too many things to list at what she excels. Her patience and knowledge as a teacher is only secondary to her creativity and warmth. Where ever she chooses to use her resources will be successful. Rona Schenkerman, Social Worker
Over the years I have come to know Laurie and respect the work that she has done and is currently doing for Woodloch Resort and The Lodge at Woodloch. She has brought Woodloch into the age of Internet Marketing. The work she produces always catches my eye as one of her friendly competitors. Her contributions to the Pocono Mountain CVB on how to market and present the region are invaluable. Laurie is always current and on top of new marketing trends and ideas. That's crucial in the ever changing world of e-marketing strategies! I love talking marketing with Laurie and respect her opinion and knowledge. Therefore it is my pleasure to recommend Laurie. Robert Baldassari, General Manager The Lodge at Woodloch
When it comes to ad campaigns, Laurie understands what words and visuals will resonate with her target audience, and thankfully she isn't afraid to shift gears and test new methods. She gives explicit instructions, respects deadlines, and has enough foresight to plan ahead. Carolyn Gatto, Award-winning writer, editor, publisher and digital storyteller.
Laurie is an exceptional marketer and leader who, in my experience, inspired creative thinking, commitment and superb results from her team. She’s an innovative and strategic thinker, who sees and develops opportunities long before they become industry trends. Laurie’s creative talent, drive and professionalism is a cornerstone trait in effectively communicating our Pocono Mountains brand message. Laurie’s "CAN DO” attitude and personable management skills is what make her a valuable asset not only to the Woodloch Family but to our entire tourism region. She is a consummate professional and a pleasure to know and work with. Laurie is truly passionate about her job and cares about the tourism industry's future and gives back to ensure it… a mentor everyone should have. Alicia Quinn, Director of PR Pocono Mountains CVB
Laurie's passion exudes into her work. Her vibrant and creative personality gives her an edge in the industry, and her ability to work with others is second to none. I've enjoyed working with her on multiple projects, and she has has never disappointed. She truly cares about her work and about people. I'd highly recommend her for any project that requires attention to detail, a thoughtful mind and creative flair!
Erika Brucker, Associate Editor at Happenings Magazine / Communications Group
Laurie is absolutely brilliant and creative in the extreme! What really makes Laurie special is the fact that she is well versed on the business, creative, and PR sides of hospitality marketing and advertising. She's very easy to communicate with, is highly pleasant, and very knowledgeable about her client's needs and (constant) changes in the industry. I learned a lot from Laurie and I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to cross paths with her. David Bendayan, NY Observer
Thanks so much for coming to Hostos with your inspiring Improv Workshop. The end of the school year is always such a stressful time for both teachers and students. It was absolutely amazing to see the impact that a 45 minute workshop could have on both students and staff. Your incredible enthusiasm and talent had a huge impact on both our middle school and high school students. Joan Clark, Special Education Coordinator