Born and raised in Lorain, Past Commodore Lori met her husband on their first day of high school. They married in 1991. Having lived in Vermilion for twenty five years, Jon and Lori recently moved to Huron. Their son Matt lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Lori holds a Registered Nursing diploma from M.B. Johnson School of Nursing, a Bachelor's in Science/Nursing from Jacksonville University, a Master’s of Science in Health Law from Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Jacksonville University. She is currently the Administrative Director of Risk Management for the ProMedica Health System in Toledo.
The Koethe’s joined VBC in 1998. Lori has served as Kid’s Committee chair, Fleet Surgeon, Power Fleet Captain, Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore and (finally) Commodore in 2017. Over the last twenty plus years, the Koethe’s have made many memories and lifelong friends at VBC. In the summer, you will find them relaxing on their boat “Delta House” docked at the VBC.