Lori is originally from Alaska. At 16, she began studying classical piano at Interlochen in Michigan.
After receiving her degree in in MCDB and Biochemistry from the University of Colorado, Lori performed professionally as lead vocalist in prominent heavy metal groups in Colorado. She is an outstanding vocalist and a Funkiphino alum. She is back singing with the band - lending her keen ear, soulful voice and musicianship to the group's front line.