Marv Crowder, aka, Laura Jack
I was married right after graduation which changed my last name so I thought what the heck, IÕll change that first name that I never liked at the same time. Just that easy, I was Laura Jack; short, simple, easy to spell - and to pronounce.
In 1973 I moved to Miami, Florida, enrolled in Florida International University, obtained a BA in Psychology with a minor in Business and found a career I loved in Human Resources.
I flourished in the warm tropical climate of South Florida. I joined a high tech company while still in college and had a long and successful career there. They were eventually bought out and moved out of the area.
I had my own Human Resources Consulting firm for a while and during that time produced a series of career videos for the school system, cable TV, and ultimately a series of Career Clips (insert programming) for the local CBS newscast. I was lured back into the corporate world and retired last year when the company I was with was bought out by a major corporation and moved to Chicago.
Animals have always been my passion. I was on the Board of Directors for the Zoological Society for a number of years. When a friend of mine founded the Center for Great Apes I became actively involved with her project. Please check it out at www.centerforgreatapes.org. It will touch your heart.