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. 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.