LD DeKatch Bio

Laurie "LD" DeKatch

Dir.of Communication

I joined the team after attending an internet safety event presented by Fort Safety with my husband and

WOW! about “trying to drink from a fire hose!” I thought I knew what was going on in the digital world that our kids live in, but FortSafety opened my eyes to the dangers we all face online.

I have been a facilitator for Darkness to Light and talked to many parents on how to prevent childhood sexual abuse and now I feel compelled to add one more difficult conversation to the list….the dangers facing our kids online.

My passion is that I care deeply about the emotional well-being of those around us: families, co-workers, moms, dads, and the kid on the back row of a school bus that doesn’t think that anyone cares.

As a parent, even though it is uncomfortable, we have to talk to our kids about difficult topics so that true learning and change can happen. Being apart of an organization (FortSafety) whose mission is to make sure that every kid has the chance to have a childhood, is truly a blessing and an honor.

When I am not spending time with the Fort Safety team, I am enjoying my own family, peddling signs & graphic designing at FastSigns, tap dancing, drumming and savoring life.