Lorene majored in culinary arts in college, and was diagnosed with asthma during my freshman year. After a successful career as a chef and restaurateur, she decided to make a career change and enter into the world of non-profits. Her personal experience with having severe, persistent asthma that was poorly controlled for several years led her into the asthma field. Now she is a certified asthma educator (AE-C) and specialize in developing curricula and teaching clinicians, patients and caregivers about asthma self-management. Her current passion is combining her love for cooking and food with helping people with asthma by creating asthma-friendly recipes. If she's not in my kitchen she's hiking with her dog or knitting with a great cup of coffee.