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Laura Haralson

Executive Assistant

Laura Haralson joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as an Executive Assistant. As such, she provides administrative support to Erik Kocher, the firm’s Design Principal, and collaborates with President and CEO Christopher Chivetta and Executive Assistant Debra Derleth to keep the firm running smoothly. Laura discovered her love for administrative and clerical work at age 14 as a hospital volunteer exploring a potential future in nursing. Outside of work, Laura loves all styles of dance and is a Zumba and yoga instructor.


  • Coursework - St. Louis Community College, Meramec

Q&A with Laura Haralson

  • What's your favorite hobby? Dancing—Latin, Swing, Country Line, Freestyle, you name it
  • What was the first concert you attended? The first one ever was when I was 9, we went to the Mississippi River Festival to see Johnny Mathis for my mom’s sake. The first one of my choosing was Shaun Cassidy when I was 13.
  • Is there a motto that you live by? Be strong in character, and take care of those around you, because everything else could burn up one day.