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Laurie Morrow
Laurie Morrow
Laurie Morrow

Computer System Administrator
Bishop


"I guess that was the good old days of web design."

Laurie Morrow spent the first 24 years of her life in Huntington Beach, California.  Since then she has lived in the Eastern Sierra (Mammoth, June Lake, Bishop) for 20 years.  She is currently a resident of Big Pine, California, about 15 miles of south of Bishop.  

Laurie is the Computer System Administrator for the Bishop Field Office.  In her position her duties include maintaining the UNIX and Windows Servers, along with Local Area Network, and providing user support in a variety of applications ranging from Microsoft Office to program specific applications that support Fire, Botany, Range and Law Enforcement.

Twenty years ago Laurie left her career in the financial world to move to the mountains.  She started as a volunteer for the Forest Service doing everything from trail maintenance to visitor information services.  She worked with the Inyo National Forest for 18 years and came to the Bureau of Land Management two years ago.  Laurie brings a varied education to her position.  She has a Bachelor's of Science in Finance/Investments from Cal State University Long Beach.  After returning to school in 1996, to Salem State College in Massachusetts, she received a certificate in Geographic Information Services (GIS) and Cartographic Sciences.

While with the Forest Service "...my greatest accomplishment was the creation of the Inyo National Forest website in 1995.  At that time the web was still pretty new, especially in the Federal Government.  I created the website by learning html code on my own, and writing the entire site using Notepad and html code.  I guess that was the good old days of web design.  I was also instrumental in establishing the GIS program for the Inyo National Forest in 1990.  Given a little more time with BLM I look forward to many accomplishments and hope I can be instrumental in supporting the staff of the Bishop Field Office."

On a more personal note, Laurie has been married for fifteen years to her husband Jim and they have five cats that keep her pretty busy.  When she is looking to unwind and relax she enjoys working in her garden most of all.  She might also pull together a close group of friends to quilt.  On the other hand, with the beautiful Eastern Sierra as her backyard she also enjoys hiking and kayaking.


For more information concerning this feature story, contact Laurie Morrow by telephone 760-872-5036 or by e-mail lmorrow@ca.blm.gov
 
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