Lori earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Immediately after graduating, Lori began working for a small financial services firm in Dallas. In 1995, after several years of wearing many hats, Lori left to start a family. In 2004, when Lori decided to rejoin the work force, she began at Smith Anglin as a part-time assistant working primarily on creating financial plans. Lori made the transition to full time in 2014. She has been married to her husband, Kevin, since 1991 and they have two children.