Posted Asha Ellison on 4/11/2019 |2019 National Coach Ambassadors
Meet Laurie! She loves doing meaningful work in the community she calls home! Serving as both a National Coach Ambsassador for Girls on the Run and a national ambassador for Girls on the Run National Partner Black Girls Run!, Laurie is making a tangible impact, empowering health and wellness in women and girls across the nation!
Laurie is all smiles and tropical vibes!
Name: Laurie J. Hicks
Occupation: Retail Manager
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: Just turned 50 ðŸ˜Š
Who inspires you?
My mommy! It's amazing how much alike we have become as I have gotten older.
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
Hands down, Germany is my favorite place in the world. It's where I have the best memories with my family and where I forged many awesome lifelong friendships. Military BRATS rock!
If you could be any animal, which would you be?
I would love to be a panda. They are always so relaxed.
What’s the last book you read?
I read two books simultaneously. Becoming by Michelle Obama and Origin by Dan Brown.
What are you most passionate about?
I'm most passionate about my family. They mean everything to me.
What’s your favorite movie?
It's a tie between The Sound of Music and Trading Places.
What’s your favorite way to give back to the community?
Girls on the Run, of course!
What show(s) are you currently watching?
Manifest, Will And Grace, Greenleaf, Empire and just about everything on the History Channel.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
I'm making gifts for my GOTR girls for our 5K celebration.
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
I would like swap places with Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
The Cordon Bleu from a small restaurant called Frau Groehl's in Germany. Frau Groehl would always ensure that our food was top notch. She would even give my sister and me free dessert. Her fresh strawberries and sweet cream were the best!
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I have my eye on Dubai.
What’s your hidden talent?
I have a knack for making people laugh.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
What is your favorite family tradition?
Before hanging up the phone, we always say, "Love your face" to each other.
What is your quote to live by?
I came up with this after seeing my very first race picture. Oooweee! I looked as if I were being chased by a monster!
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