About Laurie

Laurie Appel

Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, Founder

  • Sign: Gemini
  • Dog: Schnoodle, & our pick of the pound Husky Lab mix

I’m the one with the vision.  Being the self-diagnosed sensory kid that I am, I often leap without looking.  This led me to create the Lotus Tree, an environment that meets my sensory needs that I can share with others.  I make every business decision with a heart full of love and trust.  I have a BA in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and I’ve worked as an OT since 1995.  I have extensive training in sensory integration and cranial sacral therapy.  In my free time I enjoy coaching the Boise women’s rugby team, rafting the summers away, snowboarding in the winter, earth tones, and listening to live music.  And I must say that one of may greatest joys in life is my work.