Lori, a long-time Idahoan, lives in Lewiston with her husband, Bill, Jr., their two dogs, Bella and Locker, and their 5 horses.   Together, she and her husband have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.  She and her husband own, manage, and develop residential and commercial properties, run a cattle ranch where she enjoys spending time riding her horses, helping with branding, moving the cattle, and hauling hay.  In addition, she still enjoys offering a helping hand when needed in her husband’s law practice.  When not working in the office on their many ventures, she can be found behind the wheel of her Peterbilt Semi-Truck she calls “Ruby,” or spending time with her family and friends.

Lori holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Idaho and has done master’s work in adult education.  Lori’s career has primarily been in the legal field where she worked as a paralegal with her husband for more than 30 years.  She also spent 16 years as the Director of the Paralegal and Legal Assistant programs at Lewis-Clark State College.  She left LCSC as a full Professor to spend more time on the family businesses.   She remains passionate about education and currently sits as a member and Vice President of LC State’s Foundation Board of Directors.  In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Community Foundation where she devotes time and energy to helping enrich the lives of Idahoans through philanthropy.  She has been an active member of IBE for several years, co-chairing the School House Strategy group in Region II, and has been North Central Idaho’s Chair for the “Close the Divide” project.    Lori is excited to join IBEs Board and looks forward to helping bridge the gaps between Business and Education.