Lori grew up in Newfield as one of 6 children. She has always been a person on the move. As a former educator after just 2 years of teaching she was promoted to Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Program. When she left teaching she joined her father’s Smith & Wesson Distributorship for Law Enforcement Equipment, being the daughter of the owner did not give her any special treatment, she started at the bottom in the warehouse and worked her way up to Purchasing Manager. When her father closed the business she joined Rennoc Corporation as their Purchasing Manager.
Lori has always felt that if she was lucky enough to have children and was able to stay home to raise them she would; so when her first daughter came along she did just that welcoming twins 2 years later. She has not been idle though, she has worked for her husband doing the bookkeeping for his families 4th Generation Vegetable Farm, J & E Petronglo & Sons LLC, which farms in 3 counties including Salem. She has also been active in her church, teaching CCD and kept very involved in her children’s school activities serving as President of the Field Hockey Booster Club; in 2011 she earned a paralegal certificate from Boston University. She also signed on with Ambit Energy as a consultant helping people to earn free energy as well as saving them money on their gas and electric bills.
In 2015 Lori decided to move her career in a different direction earning her Real Estate License. She recently joined Keller Williams Realty, in Sewell, NJ. Lori feels strongly that you should never put yourself into a box…anything is attainable if you want it bad enough.
Lori resides in Pittsgrove.