Laura Butler was born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and moved to the United States when she was five. She lived in Houston, Texas area until 2006. She then moved and lived in Wyoming, earning a B.S. in Accounting and minor in Chinese from the University of Wyoming. She moved to Bozeman, Montana in 2020 to be closer to family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, shopping, and visiting family in the surrounding states.