Lori was born with a twin and raised in Californian with two older brothers. She's been an educator for most of her adult life - after graduating from Whittier College she taught middle school for 38 years. Lori worked as a Divemaster on the local boats for three years before becoming and working as an Open Water Scuba Instructor for 21 years throughout California. Taking her love for teaching to the next level, she became a PADI Course Director, completing the course in 2005 in Newport Beach - and making her the first female Course Director with the “old” Sport Chalet chain. She's also an HSA Scuba Instructor!
Between classes Lori loves to travel with friends to places where the adventure of scuba diving (and other experiences) call! Trips to Galapagos, Cocos Island, Indonesia, Palau, Hawaii and Costa Rica are some of her favorites. During a Cruise trip to Alaska she landed in Juno, rented dive gear, and then dove in 42-degree water for 50 minutes. "The shop wanted to give us two tanks! We took one. Great adventure!"
Lori is involved with Catalina Avalon Underwater Cleanup, Chamber Day, and the Bolsa Chica Conservancy cleaning and weeding the wetlands. “Save our Oceans and Land for the next generation!”