Meet the Team: Laura Borris, Executive Director, Goldfinch Estates

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Community is at the heart of everything Laura Borris does. Laura was born and raised in the same southern Minnesota community where she is now raising a family of her own – in addition to caring for her second family at Vista Prairie at Goldfinch Estates, where she has served as executive director since 2014. Her background in organizational leadership and development, which she studied at Waldorf College, and experience in HR and working in a skilled nursing setting made her a natural leader for Goldfinch Estates, which has prospered under her guidance.

Laura’s passion and tireless work ethic ensure that every community she joins is better off for her efforts. In her tenure at Goldfinch Estates, she has made it her priority to see that all needs and wants are met on a daily basis. She describes Goldfinch Estates as a welcoming and nurturing place where staff and residents together are “focused on enhancing the daily lives of all who enter their doors.” Laura works hard to achieve and promote the life-enriching environment that makes her proud to belong to the Goldfinch Estates community. Continuing her education with Leading Age, Laura is always striving to exceed the community’s expectations.

When Laura isn’t building community at Goldfinch Estates, she’s an active participant in a variety of organizations that enrich her local community. At her church, she is both a volunteer Sunday school teacher and a board member. Laura also volunteers in the Blue Earth Area school district teaching Art Masterpiece and Junior Achievement. She and her family are members of the Riverside Town and County Club, where they enjoy spending time on the golf course and in the lake during the summer months.

Nurturing seems to be Laura’s default setting. In addition to her green thumb for community building, Laura loves to spend hours tending to her garden. She recruits her kids as assistant gardeners, and together they harvest and can the fruits of their labor to be enjoyed all year long.


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