Determined and hardworking, Laura (Paredes) Oldaker has built The Oldaker Group, a group of companies comprised of The Gift Of Caring and Academy for Caregiving Excellence. These companies work with older adults, their families, and Care professionals to increase the quality of life of the aging population and develop the healthcare workforce. Partnering with her husband, Justin, Laura founded By Your Side Senior Care in 2009 and has organically applied concentric diversification in healthcare and the industry serving the aging population.
As a business owner, Laura’s passion lies in not only excellent care, but, also education, workforce development and family caregiver training, empowering family caregivers who want to give their aging loved one the highest level of care without sacrificing their own well being. Laura is a big believer in education and continued training; as she is an avid learner herself. She has participated in many entrepreneurial training programs including the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small business program at Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts, At the Table Women in Leadership and Business by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Laura received many accolades throughout her entrepreneurial career, including receiving national recognition as the 2013 Latino Business Series’ Entrepreneur of the Year by Verizon Wireless; having been selected for her powerful leadership and professional success; and again in 2017 by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce At The Table Hispanic Business Enterprise Award. She was also honored as the 2017 Hispanic Business Woman of the Year by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 40 Under 40 award recipient, and named a Woman of Influence in 2017.
Laura is greatly entwined in the Tucson community and lends service to organizations that support older adults, access to healthcare, and small businesses. Laura has recently completed her tenure as the Chairwoman of the Board for the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was appointed to the Pima County Workforce Investment Board. Laura has a true passion for life and together with Justin, is raising their children, V’Eanna (Andrew), Ethan, Isabelle, and Uli to be the community’s next leaders.