staff_lauriesoutherlandLaurie Southerland
VP of Online Sales and Director of Operations

Laurie was born in Alexandria Virginia, but moved to Greensboro, North Carolina at a very young age and still calls Greensboro her home. She graduated from Guilford College with a B.S. in Business Management, which opened the doors for her to work as a Purchasing and Production Planning Manager, Inventory Manager and then took the leap into IT developing software, which she continued for fifteen years. During that time she traveled extensively in the United States and overseas for work and fell in love with different local cuisines across the United States, as well as many international locales and their cuisine. Laurie met Andrew in 2010 and decided to leave corporate America behind and join his multiple businesses in August 2013 as Vice President of Online Sales as well as oversees all the details required to maintain Catering by Simple Elegance and The Stocked Pot’s high standards of excellence.