Education: University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in print journalism. She was a nontraditional student and the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Work history: Lorri started her career as a newspaper reporter, and has worked for a radio station, newspapers, a magazine, corporations, a dot-com, and several nonprofits. She has worked for both monks (Abbey Press in St. Meinrad) and nuns (Ursuline Sisters of Louisville), as well as CPAs (Kentucky Society of CPAs). In addition, she’s run a hospital switchboard, waited tables, subbed at a daycare and can drive a forklift. “I’ve often had more than one job at a time.”
Why Peace Ed? It’s all about the mission. “I’m drawn to meaningful work that helps others and makes a difference.” Plus, “The staff brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to what they do. Even more than that, they bring so much heart and passion,” Lorri says. “And I’ve never seen a more devoted Board. It really is an incredible combination of volunteers and staff.”
Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, photography, antiquing, baking and dessert making, and home décor and improvements projects.
At home: She resides in Floyd County, Ind. with her husband of 27 years, Kevin. They are the parents of Luke, a student at the University of Louisville.
In the community: She is a past president of the New Albany chapter of Tri Kappa, a philanthropic organization, and has served on the board of the Public Relations Society of America. She actively volunteers at her church, and she and her family support health equity and cancer research nonprofits, as well as outreach to the poor, unhoused and underserved.