Lori grew up in the small town of Ronceverte, WV. She lived there with her parents, two brothers and a sister until she was eight. They moved to Roanoke in 1983 and she has lived here since.
Since Kindergarten she was enrolled in Christian school where she graduated in 1993. It was the influence of this Christian education that has given her the vision to continue pursuing the development of Lakeside Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten. From personal experience, she knows the importance of a Christian education and how that will give a student the foundation they need to be effective in society today.
Following high school, she attended college and graduated in 1997 from Roanoke College with a B.A. degree in Psychology with a minor in education. Shortly after college sher and her husband were blessed with their twin girls, Katie and Kayla who are now graduating high school. Six years later, they were blessed with their son, Caden, who is finishing up 5th grade at GW Carver. During the girl’s first years of life, Lori worked part time for Glad Tidings Christian School doing accounts payable/receivable. In July of 2002 she took the position of School/Day Care Director there. After serving there for 8 years she accepted the position of daycare director at Lakeside where she has served since June 2009.
"As I continue my role at Lakeside, I look forward to continued growth and expansion both of our preschool and day care but also the kingdom of God. It is exciting to see how God has worked in so many of our student’s lives and families. It has been a privilege and honor to be able to serve as director at Lakeside and I look forward to many more years of service."