Lori PerkinsOctober 10, 2017
Chief Financial Officer & HR Director
B.A. English, Northern Arizona University, Summa Cum Laude
M.A. Literature, Northern Arizona University, With Distinction
Lori was born in Southern California and raised in many places across the western United States, eventually making her way from Washington to Arizona in 1993. She had plans to attend graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania after graduating from Northern Arizona University, but met her husband during her senior year and has been here in the Verde Valley ever since. They have two children.
While in graduate school at NAU, Lori had the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant teaching composition and Shakespeare, and as a summer research assistant/editorial assistant for a compilation of essays on literary theory and the environment. She also worked as a department-assigned language tutor for an international student from Egypt.
After completing her M.A., she taught briefly before starting her own business management service in Sedona. The relationships established through that service led to many exciting and diverse professional experiences, including the business management of one of Arizona’s largest winery and vineyard operations.
In her free time, Lori enjoys reading, writing, independent film, going to the gym, and hiking the creek with her husband and dogs.