Laura Macker attended Cornell University, UCLA, and received her California Teacher Credential in Elementary Education and Master's in Education from UC Santa Barbara. She has worked in various private and public schools in Santa Barbara County and spent many years as a Learning Center teacher at Hollister School in Goleta.

Laura Macker joined The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara community in 2011 in a parent-child workshop. In 2018, after being an involved parent for many years wherein she developed a love, study, and admiration for Waldorf Education, Laura joined the WSSB faculty as a Learning Support Teacher.

A certified doula, Laura has also worked with the Santa Barbara Birth Center and Santa Barbara Midwifery. She lives with her husband and daughters on a small farm in Carpinteria.