When the Rochester Birding Association needed a new president a few years ago, the nominating committee, of which I was chair, asked Laura to consider serving in the position. We did not regret our decision. She was elected, and her tenure was marked by a long list of accomplishments, including thoroughly updating and revamping our website, organizing two very successful and well-received workshops on warbler and shorebird identification, and overseeing the long overdue revision of our by-laws. Laura writes well, speaks well, and conducts meetings with charm and skill. Her style is to invite participation and to provide the guidance and encouragement necessary to achieve consensus and results. She leads by the example of her own diligence and dedication, and with a contagious enthusiasm. That our membership increased by over 30% during her term was no coincidence.
— Tom Verhulst, former Nominating Committee chair, Rochester Birding Association
Laura developed a completely updated and revised website on the WordPress platform for the Partners in Flight bird conservation partnership. Laura was great to work with – she delivered a great product for us, was very much in tune with what we wanted for this website, and provided excellent guidance along the way while also encouraging our creative development of content. Laura demonstrated great skills in the development and design of the website as well as how to communicate through the web medium. She was dedicated to our project and worked super hard for us. She is a very easy person to work with while also being very professional in delivering a high quality product. I highly recommend Laura for web design and communication-related projects.
— Randy Dettmers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Laura puts her client first! She is service-oriented, adaptable, and timely. She also has a strong command of web and social media technologies. We found her to be the ideal liaison between the techie developer and the client as she skillfully navigated the relationship and spoke both languages. The end result was a fabulous website that all were proud of!
— Ashley Dayer, Ph.D. Strategic Conservation Consultant.
For the past few year Laura has managed the online and collaboration platforms for the Champions of the Flyway project. Laura is very sharp, an incredibly quick learner and besides great skills brings a lot of creativity and innovation into the project. Despite being in different countries and time zones Laura was always quick to respond to requests and tasks and dealt with complicated issues with ease and great creativity. Laura’s Work on Champions of the Flyway was excellent and the project would never have soared without her contribution. I would recommend Laura to manage any project, especially if it involves nature and conservation and hope to continue working with Laura in future years.
— Jonathan Meyrav, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel/Tourism Director at Israel Ornithological Society
I asked Laura Kammermeier and her group, My Digital Nature, to help me build a new website after mine became outdated. I’m extremely happy with the results. The site is professional and user-friendly, exactly what I wanted. Laura was highly responsive and helpful. She was always available to answer questions and work through problems. I can highly recommend Laura and her group, without reservations.
— Forrest Davis, owner, High Lonesome BirdTours.
We’ve seen a massive return on investment in our newly designed website. Inspiring imagery, up-to-date tour information, social media integration, and improved site architecture have people staying on our site 65% longer than they used to. The new navigation has greatly improved people’s ability to find high-value internal pages. Google Analytics shows that in the new site, people linger in the “About Us” section, get a feel for our company ethos, gain trust in our brand, the play with booking conditions and find us on Facebook. The most important change is how well the website integrates with social media. Though our blog, YouTube videos, Facebook and Twitter badges, and ‘Like’ buttons, we bounce visitors from our website to Facebook/Twitter and back again. We wanted people to interact with us, and this website anchors and feeds those social feedback loops.
— Iain Campbell, partner, Tropical Birding
When we decided to update tropicalbirding.com, we had bold ideas on integrating social networking with an attractive and informative website that was easy for us to update. We met Laura at a birding festival in 2009, and liked the idea of working with a birder on the project, so we approached her first. She quickly put together a proposal that matched our vision and fit our budget. Laura worked closely with us, adapting to our unique needs, and directing her talented team of programmers to help bring this ambitious project to life. It’s everything we had hoped for and more, and it went live right on schedule. We’re very happy with the result!
— Nick Athanas, partner, Tropical Birding
We recently worked with Laura in the development of our new collaborative partnership website for invasive species. Laura was a pleasure to work with and the end product is terrific. Her website design, creativity and insight was extremely helpful and reassuring. Laura provided very professional guidance and expertise to make this a visually attractive and functional website.
— Gregg Sargis, Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario PRISM
We recently had the pleasure of working on a project with Laura – she was providing the marketing and design expertise and guiding the project, we were providing the programming and skinning services for a major DotNetNuke implementation. The project went smoothly, thanks to Laura’s expert work with the client to help them focus their objectives and create a dynamic web application. I highly recommend Laura’s work – especially if you need some assistance in direction and focus.
— Lee Drake, President, OS-Cubed, Inc.
Laura managed the development of our career development website. She drove the process by pulling together resources, offering creative oversight and insight, teasing out key messages to attract our target audience, and keeping us on track. Her affable style and a structured approach offered a winning combination that brought it all together for us. We’re delighted with Laura’s work and with Career Development Services’ new website.
— Deb Koen, President & CEO, Career Development Services
Laura provided The Nature Conservancy with a wealth of ideas on how to promote our message and make our website come alive. She quickly grasped our mission and was able to work with all our staff to develop exciting descriptions of their programs. She has the rare combination of top-notch writing skills and expertise in organizing and producing websites.
— Jim Howe, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy Central & Western NY
Laura was the leader for Project FeederWatch (PFW) and a strong presence in the citizen-science program. Laura’s drive and creativity combined to make her a superb project leader. Her many great accomplishments included her contributions to the design of the PFW web site, knack for increasing project participation, and successful efforts to improve project management.
— Ron Rohrbaugh, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Laura worked for Bird Watcher’s Digest for nearly two years as a freelance Web development and marketing specialist. She helped us make major strides in our online presence, completely redesigning and re-launching our website, adding major e-commerce features, and creating consoles for content and design upgrades. Her contributions to this effort are still being felt several years later and our website is now a key component in our ongoing success. Laura possesses a keen, insightful mind, she is creative and organized, and is especially gifted at “cutting to the chase” when such action is most needed to help a project or team reach its fullest potential.
— Bill Thompson, III, Editor, Bird Watcher’s Digest