State Class Field Director

Lori Gaines

Lori Gaines happily calls her family’s quaint hobby farm just outside of Worden, Illinois home.


When dear family friends invited her oldest daughter to attend TeenPact with them nine years ago, little could Lori, or the rest of the Gaines family, have guessed how much they would all come to love TeenPact! It wasn’t long before Lori’s organization gifts were noticed and she was recruited to serve as the Lunch Mom in 2013 before transitioning into the role of Illinois State Coordinator in 2014.


Lori thrives serving those around her and can usually be found serving in her husband’s small business as the receptionist and office manager, planning events, playing piano for her church, cooking for people she loves, encouraging her kids, or playing with her two adorable grandkids. With her go get ‘em spirit, it’s no surprise that as a kid, she once rode a pig bareback for a 4-H Competition!