Dr. Laturnas was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed her optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 2000, and practiced in a number of locations in Alberta before joining Prairie Vision in 2005. She found that Wainwright is a wonderful community, and Prairie Vision has all of the latest technology to allow her to practice to the full extent of her training, so she decided to stay here forever. She enjoyed working with the public and had a passion for protecting and enhancing her patients' eyesight.
She was elected to the council of the Alberta Association of Optometrists in 2012, and held the member education and government relations portfolios.
She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, doing yoga, and driving her classic car. She usually had some sort of renovation or building project in progress - ideally something that allowed her to use power tools. She also traveled as much as possible; the most exotic destinations were Morocco and Iceland.