Laurie Maloney has been involved with Magnolia Arts Center since 2010, both on and off stage. Originally from South Carolina, she fell in love with theatre at an early age while performing in church musicals and local community theatre. With an extensive background in marketing, she has acted in local television commercials, and done voice-overs for radio ads. Since moving to North Carolina in 1992, she has also performed with New Bern Civic Theatre and Beaufort County Arts Society. She’s a member of the Saint Peter’s Catholic Church choir. Laurie was honored to be cast in MAC’s first production in the current facility as Truvy in “Steel Magnolias” in 2013. Laurie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1985, and a Master’s degree in Management of Human Resources from Southern Wesleyan University in 1992. She recently published her first book, “Broken Sand Dollar – Finding The Missing Peace,” written under a pen name, Nicole Saint-Clair. Laurie has served and volunteered with many other non-profit organizations including Rocking Horse Ranch, REAL Crisis Center, East Carolina University Pirate Club, American Heart Association, United Way, and The Dream Factory. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. She lives in Greenville, and has been married to her husband, Matt, since 1992.