Sometime long before Google®, when Alta Vista, Northern Light and HotBot® were the search engines used to find candidate resumes, AIRS began sharing advanced internet sourcing strategies with recruiters. Laura Stoker was one of the first to take an AIRS course in 1997 and apply it to her day to day recruiting activities for a Belgian search firm. She began experimenting, altering and making internet tools work for her to source candidates that no one else was able to find. 20 years later, Laura continues to be a leading creative force in the sourcing world by adapting existing tools to teach recruiters how to cleverly and proficiently source candidates. She is a thought leader in the world of recruiting and is frequently requested as a speaker and trainer around the globe from New Zealand, to Asia, Europe and North America. Laura has been and continues to be a mentor to many of the current players in the sourcing world.