Laine Walnicki came to Buffalo in 2009 with her Buffalo-born husband. She hails from Colorado where she graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Communications and worked as volunteer coordinator for homeless shelter and food pantry. She has worked in Development and Guest Services at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. A Board member from 2012-2016, she was hired by the Association as Outreach Coordinator to oversee membership, communications and website functions. She lives in Allentown with her husband and son, where she is working hard to get her yard in shape for Garden Walk 2020.