Lori is the Keeper of this place. She protects it, loves it & speaks – is a voice for it – for it. A special connection that spans generations of – through – her family, Bearz Mountain isn’t merely her home. Lori has been gifted with the stories of each plant and the heart to tell them. Her family has been stewards of this mountain for over two hundred years, carefully tending the populations while living among the Grandfather trees, taking shelter & solace in their shade. Lori has a lifelong education and experience observing the plants, the ecosystem, and the impacts of others. She knows many of the old ways, lost to the current generation & fulfills her life’s purpose in sharing this wealth – of knowledge, culture & love – with others who seek it.