Lori joined Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center as Executive Director in May of 2016. Prior to joining Norskedalen, Lori had a well-rounded career in both for-profit and non-profit organizations with positions ranging from corporate executive to entrepreneur, sole proprietor and professional fund raiser. Outside of Norskedalen, Lori and her husband Jim have two children David and Chelsea, and a horse named Hugs. Jim is the General Manager of Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe in Onalaska, David teaches Middle School in Iowa while operating his production company Conjunction Media, Chelsea has just completed as year as Miss Iowa in the Miss America Organization and is building her business REIGN Nutrition & Strength Coaching. A horse named Hugs helps a very busy family keep their feet on the ground!