Lori Thomas Zubeck was raised in Northern Utah and Littleton, Colorado, the eldest of seven children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University where she met her amazing husband, and they began their family of four very active sons. She returned to USU to earn a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership and has been blessed to do what she loves for the past 32 years--teaching students 2nd-8th grades and coordinating district gifted/talented programs. Lori never imagined herself ending up in a small town with all boys, dogs, pheasants, cows, and working on their farm. She has always followed her mom’s best advice, “Bloom where you’re planted!” and life has been very good. She loves real people, kindness, anything summer, cooking, laughter, long walks, watching the cows, Delta sunsets, and hanging out with family and friends.