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. Since moving to North Carolina in 1992, she has also performed with New Bern Civic Theatre, Beaufort County Arts Society, and Farmville Community Arts Council. Laurie was honored to be cast in MAC’s first production in the current facility as Truvy in “Steel Magnolias” in 2013. She is also past President of the board at Magnolia Arts Center (2016-2018). Laurie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1985, and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Southern Wesleyan University in 1992. She’s currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University and is employed part time at Cypress Glen. She’s also a published author, in the process of adapting the storyline for the Lifetime Network. Laurie has served and volunteered with many other non-profit organizations including Humane Society of Eastern NC, Rocking Horse Ranch, REAL Crisis Center, East Carolina University Pirate Club, American Heart Association, United Way, and The Dream Factory. She is currently a member of the Service League of NC. She lives in Greenville, and has been married to her husband, Matt, since 1992.