Lori grew up on a farm in small town Iowa, and began playing piano and singing hymns in church at the age of nine. Always a music enthusiast, she studied vocal and instrumental music through high school and college, and enjoys teaching, directing, singing, and playing a variety of instruments. In the past Lori has volunteered as a director for Rockridge High School Treble Madrigal group and accompanying for solo/ensemble events. She is a ukulele lady, and plays at many outings as a member of the Quad City Ukulele Club. Lori has actively served the Quad City Emmaus and Chrysalis communities and area churches for the past 25 years, and continues to serve where the Lord leads.
Lori and her husband, Tony, live on a small acreage outside Reynolds, Illinois. Lori and Tony have three daughters and nine grandchildren, and enjoy spending time with family, horseback riding, and working their small acreage.