Lori has her Master’s degree in education from the University of North Alabama. She taught special education and kindergarten in Muscle Shoals City Schools. She has been an early childhood specialist with the UNA AMSTI program within the Alabama State Department of Education since 2003. Lori is on the Parent Advisory Committee with Muscle Shoals High School, a Muscle Shoals Athletic Booster and recipient of the 2017 Muscle Shoals High School DOT Day Award. She and her husband Greg have three children. She assists her daughter in Clay’s Crew, an organization within The University of Alabama named after her youngest son, that ministers to families of children overcoming traumatic injury or illness. She is a community group leader and drama director in the creative arts ministry at Highland Park Baptist Church and volunteers with Room In The Inn of the Shoals.