Born and raised in Quincy, Laurie Graf, is the founder of Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Quincy, Massachusetts, a studio serving over 200 students throughout the South Shore. Laurie graduated from The Woodward School in 1991 and received a B.A in Psychology from Stonehill College in Easton, MA and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Laurie has many accomplishments including serving on the Woodward Board of Trustees, working as a school counselor, as well as serving as the Dean of Students. In addition to raising 3 children (one of whom also attended Woodward) with her husband Paul, Laurie volunteers for many local schools and organizations including her children’s school, Adams Montessori, where she served on the Board of Trustees. Laurie credits two things with her success at Center Stage: the love and support of her family, and the strong foundation Woodward provided her in her formative years. Lori was honored as a Woodward Women of Distinction in 2018.