Laura Cowell worked as a theatrical set designer and scenic artist for many years before coming to Chicago Dog Walkers over four years ago. She designed and painted for dozens of theatres all over the country including the Santa Fe Opera, the Boston Opera Theatre and the New York City Opera. (Yes she did meet Beverly Sills!) After returning to Chicago she received a Jeff award in 1991 for her set design of Broadway Bound. She then used her skills to move into special events and spent several years as one of the owners of Millennium Events here in Chicago. Her encore career helps her pursue her painting which includes highly detailed pet portraits.