LaRae is a Nebraska native, growing up in Grand Island, then attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics.
LaRae moved with her husband to Columbia, Missouri in 1990. Her career has always involved some aspect of the financial services industry, with jobs in Banking, Investments, and in Higher Education working with governmental retirement plans. She has been at Voya Financial Advisors since March 2019.
LaRae and her husband reside in Columbia, attending Community United Methodist Church where they are active in Hospitality services, operating the church food pantry, and participating in various small groups. LaRae enjoys time with her family and friends, good food (trying a new restaurant is always fun), traveling, reading, gardening.