Lori Otter became First Lady in 2007. She was born in Pensacola, Florida and moved to Idaho in the 70’s when her father retired from the Navy.
The First lady graduated from Kimberly High School and earned an A.A. from the College of Southern Idaho. Lori completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Boise State University. She won the Miss Idaho title in 1991 and represented Idaho in the Miss USA pageant that same year. With degrees in Education and Physical Education, Lori spent 12 years teaching and coaching. After earning a Master’s degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership, Lori spent two years as a school administrator.
The First Lady was instrumental in creating the Idaho Meth Project. She has been appointed to the Idaho Military Advocacy Commission and the Idaho Rural Partnership. Lori serves on the Opera Idaho Advisory Council and countless other boards in addition to lending her name to several charities.
Combining her love of Idaho and passion for education and literacy, the First Lady has written a series of 5 children’s books. The Ida Jones series features a young, barnstorming pilot, who seeks adventure and teaches Idaho history to readers as she flies her airplane through the great State of Idaho.
In her free time, you will find the First Lady spoiling her eight beautiful grandchildren, riding her horse, roping, golfing, playing tennis or using a paintbrush to create watercolor art on canvas.