Lori Foster is a transplant from Cincinnati. She came with her high school sweetheart Larry, to whom she has been married for 25 years, when he was hired by Marathon. Lori graduated from the Cinncinnati School of Nursing and spent five years as a neonatal nurse serving the little ones.
When she became a mother she left the profession and became a SAHM. She has three children, a daughter and a set of fraternal twins who all leave the nest this month. Lori is already planning on remodeling the home after 15 years of kids and a menagerie of animals that includes, 2 basset hounds, 7 cats, a rabbit, a tortoise a snake and some fish. She calls it her virtual “petting zoo.”
Lori has spent many years as a kindergarten aide and is ready for the school year to start. Her passion, second only to her family is acting and since 1991 she has served in many roles at the Fort Findlay Playhouse. Her favorite roles have been one of the Hot Box girls in Guys and Dolls and Frankie in Dearly Beloved. She also helps with staging lighting and is a past president of the association.
In her extra time she follows all three children in theatre, does jigsaw puzzles, cross stitch and supports Larry as he plays trombone in the Findlay Civic Band. She loves to travel especially when it involves Barry Manilow. Prior to his retirement she had seen him in 150+ shows. They also love Disneyworld.
Her motto is “This too shall pass.” She is described as a “positive Pollyanna” as it takes a lot to get her down. Her favorite role model is Kathy Hinton who showed great courage and heart in her cancer battle.