Lori grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lori has lived in the Dayton Area since 1985. She has 6 children and 2 granddaughters.
She graduated from the University of Dayton with a BA in Psychology. Lori was elected in 2015 to her 4th term on the Kettering City Schools Board of Education where she serves as the Board President. She serves on the Board of the Life Enrichment Center and has volunteered her time with many events following the Dayton Peace Accords. Lori received an award in 2015 as a Champions of Hope “Caregiver of the Year” through Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.