Our Team

Meet the team behind this amazing community.



Laura King is an authentic, award-winning recruiter, a strategic adviser to people leaders, and community builder.

Laura has placed hundreds of candidates and consulted global companies including UnitedHealth Group, Microsoft, Target, Best Buy, Thomson Reuters, and many more. Today she focuses on serving small businesses at CorTalent, MN’s 8th largest search firm.

Since 2006 Laura has used LinkedIn everyday to build relationships, find talent, approach clients and offer thought leadership.

Laura has been awarded a top 5% viewed profiles on LinkedIn for 3 years in a row.

She is known for her motivational, high energy style of communication. Inspirational but always approachable, Laura’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach that allows her to authentically connect with others.



Matt Balshaw is an entrepreneur, and digital marketing specialist helping companies scale revenue, optimize sales funnels and marketing processes to improve productivity.

Founder of WestSocks a fun and funky sock company. Westsocks.com is the hottest shop to find fun socks and accessories for men and women. With hundreds of different crazy socks with all different patterns and styles, they are 100% certain you will be able to find a pair of funky socks  for every occasion. From birthday gifts, to secret santa gifts, to graduation gifts and more they have a wide selection of colorful socks for every person.