Tori grew up in Burleson, Texas and graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelors in Journalism. After college she worked in Dallas for a year at a hospital staffing company. Ready for something a little different she took a job doing marketing at a non-profit camp in Colorado, which gave her access to all things outdoors. She found that she loved any activity outside and how outdoor adventures can shape and teach valuable lessons to kids. After three years working in Colorado, Tori decided to move back to Texas to be closer to family. She currently works at Jackson Galloway Associates, an architecture and design firm, providing assistance with interior design and marketing. She enjoys horseback riding, photography, cooking, exploring Austin restaurants, kayaking, traveling, and anything that includes friends. She is excited about being a part of Explore Austin and investing back into the community.