In September 2018, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs welcomed Laura Coderre as an executive housekeeper at the Buena Vista conference/event center in New Castle. In addition to the upkeep of the house, her varied responsibilities include assisting with the set-up and break-down of events, food service, hospitality, customer relations and inventory management.
A graduate of William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J. where she majored in sociology, Coderre previously lived in the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach area of Virginia where she worked as an executive manager for Health Care Services of Hampton Roads. After she and her husband and son moved to Clayton, Del. two years ago, she worked for Merry Maids cleaning services. She enjoys working in Buena Vista’s historical environment and interacting with the many different people who visit the site.