Lora was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She attended the Akron Public Schools, graduated from East High School and attended the University of Akron where she earned an Associate degree in Business Management.
She worked for Akron City Hospital for 14 years. She then began working for Northeast Family Healthcare in 1993. In 2006, she transitioned to the manager of the Central Document Management Department at Pioneer. Lora is married to her high school sweetheart, has a daughter and granddaughter.