Lori joined USTA Missouri Valley Section in November of 2001 as the Manager of Adult Competition, including Leagues and Adult Tournaments. USTA Missouri Valley covers 5 states and includes 7 Districts.
She assisted in running the USTA National Husband & Wife Mixed Doubles Hard Court Championships as well as the USTA National Indoor Women's 65, 75, 85 Championships for many years. Also ran Tournament Directors Workshops and League Coordinators Training each year <http://year.gs> As a member of the USTA National NTRP Oversight Committee, 2013 to present, Lori oversaw the Year-End Ratings as well as maintaining the integrity of the NTRP system.
She also served as the national League Subject Matter Expert Leader (from 2010 to 2017) for a team charged with assisting in the programming of Tennislink League Enhancements, Testing, and Bug Fixes.
As Section League Manager of the Missouri Valley Section she experienced League Growth 16 of the 17 years she was there.
Since joining USTA Southwest Section, Lori has hosted League Coordinators Training in November of 2019 as well as run 4 USTA Southwest Section Championships.
On a personal Tennis note, Lori started playing tennis when I was 42 years old and in 9 months began playing tournaments as a 3.5, won tennis clubs triple crown, and was asked by the club pro to move on to USTA Events as she was killing his tournament business!
She self-rated as a 4.0 and has been a 4.0 ever since. As a former Competitive Swimmer, she was delighted to find a sport she could play for life and one that allowed her to talk at the same time.