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Laura Kerbyson, M.S. – Brief Biography


Letter of Reference and Performance Summaries

This is a letter of recommendation from WVU and summaries of my performance evaluations for work performed from 2008-2011. I have other letters of recommendation Hard Rock Park and former clients. My last CEO is available by telephone and email.

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Letter of Reference

Backgroud

Photo above – September 2014.


Laura has 25 years of experience in marketing, computer science, graphics, media and animation.

She has an M.S. and B.S. from Ohio University. She attended graduate school on a full scholarship and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She was the recipient of 13 scholarships in her undergraduate degree. In addition to her technical education in computer science and telecommunications, she holds a degree in design and writing, a minor in business and a minor in psychology.

“I feel to a certain extent that is is unfair to take credit for those successes. My father was an electrical engineer and a very brilliant man. I inherited a lot. When you mix it with hard work – you can achieve anything.”

“Every piece of aircraft aluminum in the U.S. for thirty years was because of him.”

The companies she owns are Carolina Web Development, Florida Web Development, and laurakerbyson.com. The companies are web development, advertising agencies and graphic design companies. laurakerbyson.com was founded in 2004. She has a label of iphone cases and tech accessories that are sold on Amazon and at the Top of the Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island.

Carolina Web Development is a full service creative agency that provides web sites, graphic design, artwork, print advertising, brand identity, digital photography, and architectural design services for clients.

She spent 9 years as a Computer Science and Graphics professor, department head and is a former Chief Information Officer and fifteen years in higher education.

She was previously in the original 20 to build Hard Rock Park, a rock-and-roll theme park that was built in South Carolina. She was the original web manager and animator employed by the park. The park closed with the collapse of the U.S. economy in 2008 due to poor timing and issues with location of the land. Hard Rock management dubbed her, “The Kick Ass Web Mistress,” her favorite job title.

Her marketing experience includes starting at a GE subsidiary (GE Plastic’s Polymerland) when Jack Welch was the CEO. One of the highlights of her career was to be three deep from Mr. Welch (Bob Bedillion – CEO, Irene Hudkins – V.P. Marketing and then Laura.) She learned a lot about what it takes to run a company from those three people. GE Plastics as a division was sold for 9 Billion dollars.

Kerbyson collects guitars. Her favorite guitar is a 1956 Shell Pink Fender Stratocaster. The guitar is not a reproduction or reissue.

She has one daughter, Sarah Kerbyson, who is now grown.

She enjoys driving her Porsche, flying airplanes as the co-pilot and redesigning yacht interiors and houses in the endless pursuit of design and style. The largest yacht she has captained is 48 feet.

She is best known for her iconic interfaces.

For recent photos click here. Kerbyson is 45-years-old.

Visit her on Twitter at @CarolinaWebDev

(Aircraft pictured above is a Twin Comanche with turbo chargers and counter rotating engines. In its configuration, it is a rare aircraft.) For the past three years, she has spent a large amount of time on yachts and airplanes. Photo taken fall 2014.

“I always want to know how it works and how I could redesign it to make it better and aesthetically more beautiful.”

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