Tori was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Well, at the time it was more country than suburb... there were cows in her backyard. This made her realize city life was calling.
She attended Columbia College in Chicago where she majored in Film. Two weeks after graduation, she loaded up her car with all her belongings, grabbed her mom, and road tripped to Los Angeles, CA without having a job or place to live lined up.
While in LA Tori got her first TV gig on a little show called "Roswell" as a Production Assistant. She went on to work in the writers' offices of such television shows as "Boston Legal," "Boston Public," and "Life Unexpected." After that last one, life did take an unexpected turn - she decided to move to New York City.
It was there she started at Discovery Inc, in the digital space. She has been there through a merger with Scripps and most recently, Warner Bros. After the world was turned upside down from Covid, she decided to move back to the Chicagoland 'burbs in order to be close to her two nephews that she loves more than words.