Laird graduated from Prep in 2000 and attended The University of South Carolina. After graduating from USC he moved back to the island. He is married to Kim (Morrison) Dorsner and they have a son David. He was a letterman in football, basketball and golf. Laird works in sales for Gaddis Engineering Solutions company and does business across the globe. He is a volunteer coach for the Island Red Center. He also is a member OF Hilton Head Sigma Chi alumni chapter.