Laurie Alter

FOUNDER, DESIGNER TUVALU

Family-Owned Business honoree … married to Jeff Alter, son of late surf, sailing innovator Hobart “Hobie” Alter … founded, runs two home furnishing stores, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, called Tuvalu after island chain near Fiji … staff sources, sells furniture, home goods, does interior design … part of firm that includes five Hobie surf shops run by co-award winner Mark Christy