Georgia and Jeanette met Laura at The Turquoise Lady store in the Galleria her junior year of high school, when she worked for Georgia part-time during the summer months and Christmas breaks, including a couple semester breaks while attending Texas A&M University. Laura became very interested in the handmade jewelry of the Hopi, Navajo, Santo Domingo and Zuni Indian silversmiths and artists.
After graduating from Texas A&M and law school, Laura pursued her career at Locke Lord as a partner. In 1993, she formed Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall where she practiced for 23 years, before joining Dentons in January 2016 as a Labor & Employment partner.
We reconnected at a chance meeting in the area Target store one afternoon shopping for our young daughters, and from that day on our friendship picked back up. Fast forward a few years later, we decided to go to Indian Market Weekend in Santa Fe, NM for a girl’s weekend! The passion and desire to have a business developed from spending time out west over the last 10 years. Laura was an integral part of bringing us together to start The Turquoise Ladies, and we are grateful.
We are enjoying the chance to work together again, and are excited about the opportunity to share our knowledge of the beautiful Native American craftsmanship and lifestyle! Our years of friendship are even sweeter now, knowing that the next years of living life to the fullest will be doing what we love and doing it together. Laura is our friend and business partner and we love her!