Graduated from Dundee Institute of Technology with a degree in Quantity Surveying in 1992. First entered the stone industry working as an estimator 1994, at what was then Baird & Stevenson Ltd, Locharbriggs Sandstone quarry in Dumfries. Gradually worked her way up in the company becoming Quarry Manager and then ultimately under the ownership of Marshalls, Group Sales Manager until 2006. Since then Louise has worked for stonemasonry contractors on all aspects on Masonry Cladding, Restoration, supply and conservation. At McIntyre Masonry, Louise estimates the contract and surveys to contract completion.