Laura Hartwell

Software Tester
Vancouver, Washington

Tidbits about me:

I have three kids, two grown and one teenager.

I am a Navy brat.

I graduated from high school on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i and am still terribly homesick for my island.

I've been divorced since 2006.

I am tri-lingual:

I was the sysop of Starport ALFA BBS in Jacksonville, Florida for many years back before the Internet stole all my BBS callers.

I have lived a vegan lifestyle since August 2013 due to my concern for the environment, animals, and my own health.

I enjoy:

spending time with family and friends

signing (ASL)





playing board games


watching sci-fi

retro gaming (Atari 2600!)

attending geeky conventions

cosplaying sci-fi

reading sci-fi and fantasy

learning new skills

playing my many musical instruments
I'm not great any of them, but I love playing them anyway.


I am a Software Tester for Fuel Medical in Camas, Washington since July 2015.

Odd and end jobs for PHP/iMacros/javascript coding


Spotter and office support for a paper goods manufacturer's warehouse and distribution center

Long-haul truck driver for C.R. England and U.S. Express

Avon lady

Discovery Toys saleslady

Production Support Analyst for the CNS middleware solutions team at the bank of the northern hemisphere

Developer of an internal support website for a smaller bank that got bought out by the bank of the northern hemisphere

Computer tutoring and technical support

Building custom computers

Tech Support for a small dial-up ISP

Airline reservationst for People Express who was later bought out by Continental Airlines until we all got laid off with 1 week notice and no severance pay. :\

Data entry clerk for another smaller bank

Sandwich shop girl at a ritzy tennis club

Waitress at Woody's BBQ

Long John Silvers cashier