Laurie Bland studied at Lake City Community College now known as Florida Gateway College and in May of 2006 she received a Certification in Turfgrass Equipment Management. Bland graduated in May of 2008 with an Associate in Science degree in Golf Course Operations and Grounds Management. During her 14 years of experience in turf, she has worked in various locations throughout Florida including the University of Florida Golf Course, The Loxahatchee Club and Trump National Doral. Bland’s current position is with the City of Miami Springs as Director of Golf Course Maintenance reviving the 183 acres of the historic Miami Springs Golf & Country Club. During her time off, she enjoys spending time with her son Terry, going kayaking, spending time with family, and visiting various natural springs & historic places throughout Florida and the Southeast.