Lori is a 1981 Snohomish High graduate and 1985 Western Washington University (WWU) graduate . In high school, she ran cross country and track, and played basketball. Mark Albertine and Malcom Bates, two of her high school coaches, describe Lori as the consummate team player who made her teammates and team better, and the girl basketball player who changed the way girls’ basketball at Snohomish High and in Snohomish County was played. She is further described as a “gym rat” who was always in the gym perfecting her skills including her “sweet” jump shot. At Snohomish, she led her team in assists all fours years and in scoring three years. She was team captain as a senior and was selected to numerous all star teams. She led Snohomish to its: a) first winning season, b) first district tournament win, and c) first time qualifying for district, regional and state tournaments.
At WWU Lori continued playing basketball and was coached by Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame coach, Lynda Goodrich, who describes Lori as a “team leader” and “go to player”. She led her team in scoring three years and when finished at WWU, ranked second in WWU career leaders in points and fourth in assists. She was a 3-time NAIA District I All-Star, and her team finished with an 88-29 record including a district title in 1983.
For eight seasons in the 1990s, she was a WWU assistant women’s basketball coach, which was during the years when the Vikings reached the NAIA national quarterfinals in 1995-96 and the national tournament again in 1997-98.
In December of 1999, Lori was named to WWU’s All-Century (1900-1999) Women’s Basketball Team. In 2013 she was inducted into the WWU Hall of Fame.
Lori is a Certified Athletic Trainer specializing in injury rehabilitation and health education. She is now with WWU Campus Recreation serving as a clinical athletics trainer.