Lori Underwood is the artist behind Underwood Designs. Lori lives in Easton, MD with her husband and two amazing children. Lori studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Lori has been an artist her entire life using a variety of mediums. Lori also has a love for sharks and marine life. Lori has been researching the formation of the Chesapeake area for years.Lori is an advid shark tooth collector and enjoys sharing thisexperience with her children. The shark teeth used in herdesigns date back to the Miocene Epoch, 22-26 million years ago.After moving to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Lori fell in lovewith the beauty of seaglass washing up on beaches alongthe Chesapeake Bay tributaries.Lori handpicks each piece of seaglass used in her designs. Lorinever alters the state of the pieces she picks along theChesapeake Bay. All shark teeth and seaglass are genuine residents of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay.
When Lori is not working on her designs, she is active in a number of non-profit organizations. Lori is the webmaster for Mid-Shore Challengers, a non-profit organization providing sport opportunities for children and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Lori is also the webmaster and assistantswim coach for Special Olympics Maryland’s Upper Shore program.Lori’s husband, Randy, is a system security engineer and has the luxury of working at home. Randy is very active in the community as well, assistant Scout Master, and volunteers with Mid-Shore Challengers and Special Olympics Upper Shore. Lori and Randy’s daughter, Leah, is a beautiful young lady who was diagnosed with a chromosome abnormality. This diagnosis does not stop Leah from enjoying life to the fullest. She is a ray of sunshine and a bundle of energy. Lori and Randy’s son, Nicholas, is a junior at Saints Peter and Paul High School. Nicholas is a well accomplished young man. He is a boy scout working on his eagle ranking. He has put together two large PR campaigns; one for the collection of items need to clean wildlife affected by the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010 and an assembly at his school to remove the r-word for his sister. Nicholas is looking into studying the biomedical field to help people affected by diseases and disorders.