Laura Rutherford

Laura Rutherford and her husband, Mark, are the founders of Kate’s Voice -- a non-profit that grants music therapy programs to special needs classrooms. She is the mother of three children. Her oldest child, Kate, has multiple developmental and physical disabilities and inspired Kate’s Voice. Laura has seen firsthand the unique power music has to reach children with special needs. It’s her dream and vision to bring this music to as many such children as possible. To find out more about Kate’s Voice, go to She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Arts degree in writing from Northeastern University. Besides spending time with her family, She enjoys writing, reading, running, spinning, and yoga.