Lori has worked as an Extension educator for 28 years. She is certified as an Accredited Financial Counselor by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and holds a Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) certification from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She has experience working with limited resource and limited literacy families and youth. Lori's passion is teaching youth and money topics to parents, teachers, and young people.

Lori holds a Master of Education degree with a Special Education emphasis from the University of Minnesota–Duluth, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Home Economics Education and Family Life Education from the University of Minnesota–Duluth.

Areas of focus: limited resources, limited literacy, youth and parent financial education