Lorrie Parise, a native Texan, holds a Master of Arts degree in English – Communications from St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of St. Thomas, both located in her home state. 

She has over 22 years of experience in marketing, public relations, public speaking and coordinating events. Lorrie has received three personal accolades including the Publisher’s Club Award, a coveted marketing honor from the Houston Chronicle, for two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996.  Most recently, Lorrie received the 2017 “Outstanding Involvement in Supporting the Community” Viva! Award from the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Houston-The Woodlands-Gulf Coast Chapter. 

A fan of folk music, Lorrie has been playing the guitar and singing since age 11. She even writes her own songs which a few have even been incorporated into her narrative.

Most importantly, she is the daughter of Fidel and Alice Flores.