Jori started playing the piano when she was old enough to walk and began lessons at age 6. She played in church and for special events beginning at age 12 and won awards in
many solo ensemble and piano competitions. By age 14, she was a choir accompanist at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Munster, Ind.
Jorie grew up in Lansing, Ill, 30 minutes south of Chicago, working for her family's business while in high school and for a few years after graduation. She is a licensed hairstylist and also has a degree in medical billing and coding.
She and her husband Michael have two children, a son, Aidan, and a daughter, Raelyn.