Lori grew up traveling the world with a military family. She lived in Europe (England and the Netherlands) as a child and returned to the United States at the end of her high school years to live in San Diego, California.
In 1980, Lori graduated with a BS degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked as a dental hygienist for twenty years while raising her family. After retiring, Lori began to pursue her true passion, art. Discovering the perfect segue from dental hygiene into art, she chose to follow a path into the world of forensic art.
Now a certified forensic artist trained by Stuart Parks and Associates and the FBI academy, Lori works cases for law enforcement agencies in northern Nevada, where she lives and also works as an art instructor at Western Nevada Community College.
One of the cases early in Lori’s forensic career was a drawing of an unidentified “Jane Doe” done at the morgue in Reno. The case progressed to a 2-D reconstruction and then a 3-D clay reconstruction. For Lori, finding a name for this woman became something very important and transitioned into a strong passion to help solve as many unidentified cases as possible. Being part of the team at Can You Identify Me is exciting and meaningful to Lori, and she hopes to add a strong helping hand in giving names to the many “lost” ones.