Lora was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from Redwood High School, Lora attended California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science.  Lora moved to northern Virginia after college and worked in the Benefits department of AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C., specifically working in Work-Life balance. She relocated to Charlotte in 2006. Lora worked as a certified personal trainer for over 10 years, and as a certified chiropractic assistant and xray technician for 7 years. In 2017, she joined Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment as the Manager of Hospice Operations. Lora loves to cook and spend time with her family here and in California.