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New sales and marketing director excited to work for a faith-based organization

Lorri Waldron’s first job was working weekends at a residential care home when she was a high-school student. As the new sales and marketing director at Rolla Presbyterian Manor, she is returning to a field she loves.

Lorri earned a degree in psychology while she was an office and service manager at their family-owned automotive shop in Rolla before working at Missouri S&T for eight years, mostly as a communications specialist. Lorri has accrued nine years of experience in the independent and assisted living industry, a field that appealed to her because she liked helping people through transitions in their lives. Most recently, she has been a quality assurance contractor for the state of Missouri, ensuring the health and safety of the aging population.

Lorri is a longtime resident of the Rolla area and has known of Rolla Presbyterian Manor in part because her sons played ball on the ball fields next door, and she enjoyed walking her Great Dane with her daughter along the park trails that border the community.

“I’ve always heard good things about Presbyterian Manor,” Lorri said. “It’s a faith-based organization, and that’s important to me.”

When Lorri was in middle school, her grandmother came to live with her family after she had a fall. Later, her brother suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in paraplegia. Consequently, she understands the challenges individuals and families face when dealing with issues around health and aging.

“I just like to help people find a solution when they aren’t sure what’s next,” she said. “I find that rewarding.”

Lorri has three children and nine grandchildren, most of whom live in the Rolla area. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, making quilts for family and friends, searching for unique antiques and spending time with her Great Dane Pongo.

Her Christian faith is important to her, and Lorri feels her new position at Presbyterian Manor is part of God’s purpose for her life.

“I really look forward to helping families find the right place for their loved ones at Presbyterian Manor as they go through the various stages of life’s journey,” she said.

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