Beth Laurence has been a legal writer and editor for 16 years and currently works as Director of Online Content at Nolo, a publisher of legal guides for consumers and small businesses.
Beth has a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.A. in English from Boston University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude).
She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1993.
has co-authored several books for businesses struggling with financial and cash flow issues and has edited many business, nonprofit, and tax books.
currently blogs on financial strategies and legal information for business owners on Nolo's
Small Business Legal Blog.
is the mother of two children at RMCS
older daughter was in preschool, Beth
became a believer in Montessori education for its ability to foster independence, self-motivation, and curiosity in learning.
was one of the main founders of Red Barn Montessori
, a small preschool/kindergarten in Petaluma.
She was on its board of directors for three years, where she was heavily involved with the legal and financial aspects of the school in its early years.
Prior to moving to Petaluma, she was secretary of the board of directors of the Tomales Bay Association, an environmental watchdog group in west Marin.
enjoys cycling, sailing, traveling to Mexico, and reading.