Lori Parish

Lori Parish
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Originally from near Pittsburgh PA, Lori moved to Memphis 9 years ago. She has a passion for working with special needs children as an ABA therapist and also teaches swim lessons out of her own pool each summer. Lori is married to Ryan, an archaeology professor at the U of M. Together they have four great kids; Ali (April 2007), Asher (Dec 2009), Kates (Oct 2012), and Paige (April 2014). They are expecting their 5th early August. Lori loves Jesus, lattes and grocery shopping alone. She's not a fan of getting up early in the morning!
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Meet HulaFrog: MMB’s Newest Partner

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