Marcela Lauria-White, Finance Manager
Ms. Lauria-White grew up in Wilmington, NC and moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school to attend college at the University of Southern California. She graduated from USC in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, where she studied Operatic Vocal Performance. After graduating, she accepted the position of General Manager at an upscale restaurant in El Segundo, CA. She gained a wide range of experience and a strong set of skills running that business, and during her tenure she increased the sales of the restaurant over 40%.
In 2016, she and her husband moved back to Wilmington, and she accepted the position of Assistant Manager at Circa 1922. She decided to leave hospitality management after welcoming her first child in 2019. She joined Trask Land Company as Raiford Trask, III’s executive assistant in September 2019 and was promoted to Finance Manager early in 2020. She handles all financing activities, deal structures, and company financials. She is currently pursuing her MBA with an emphasis in Finance through the Cameron School of Business at UNCW with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022.