Lorea grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She has lived in North Carolina for over twenty years and loves it! She graduated from Alamance Community College with a general Associates and dental assisting degree. She has one daughter who graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, and is an interior designer in Boulder, Colorado.

Lorea is a new home owner in Burlington and spends most of her free time working on projects around the house. She loves yoga, healthy cooking, gardening and caring for her mother who lives with her.