Lorie has lived in Allen for 12 years. She has 8 children that range in age from 5 to 26. Lorie loves to play any sport and loves to watch them too. She has encouraged her children to participate in sports and music. She believes that this is a huge help in their development.
Lorie started taking care of children at a very young age and has been involved in taking care of children in various circumstances since. She enjoys helping each of them to develop their individual personalities, strengths, and self-esteem.
In raising 8 children, it has given Lorie many opportunities to gain experience and wisdom. Lorie is patient and caring, and she has a very happy, infectious, bubbly, and outgoing personality which has helped her when working with children.
She has directed and taught in church programs for all ages (for over 25 years). She has also taught pre-school in her home for many years.
Lorie is first aid and CPR certified and has completed a pre-service training course in early childhood education.
Her hobbies include sewing, cooking, camping, hiking, scrapbooking, playing games, exercising, and gardening.