Lori has been an animal lover since early childhood when she had a menagerie of stuffed animals rather than dolls. Her family has also included (live) furry members all her life. After a career in Silicon Valley, first in technology and then in real estate, in 2017, Lori moved with her gray tabby, Noni, to her favorite vacation destination, Kona, where she began volunteering for both a community TNRM group and the local animal shelter and adopted Archie, an orange tabby. She has been caring for a community cat colony, providing regular feedings and meds, as well as trapping cats to take them in for veterinary care, soliciting donations for their care, and organizing adoption fairs. She has certainly been earning her stripes as a 'crazy cat lady'!