Dora is a native of Atwood, IL and moved to Mattoon in 1987. She is the mother of 3 children; Matt, Doug and Kylie. And Nana to Will and Kyren (both under 2!). She is in the process of working on a degree in Marketing and Management and certification in Small Business Management and Professional Sales at Lake Land College. Dora is Food Service Management certified. She graduated from Atwood-Hammond High School.
Dora used to own The Pizza Shak (in Atwood.) She then worked as an administrative office manager at VID-COMM Inc. in Mattoon. Dora also currently runs her own cupcake and cake decorating business out of her home.