Rorie Lewis received her law degree from the University of Hawaii and assisted victims of domestic violence during her first year of practice. She moved to Germany, where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Army, and worked as a civilian legal assistance attorney for the 1st Infantry Division. She was recognized twice as a volunteer of the year. After moving to Traverse City in 2000, she focused on being a stay-at-home mom and many local causes. She currently serves on three area non-profit boards.