Founder and Executive Director
Lori Lane is a homeschool veteran of 22 years and has been associated with the arts and education for over 33 years. She and the love of her life, John, have been married for 32 years and have four sons ranging in age from 18 to 30.
With a degree in Piano Performance and experience in piano pedagogy, Lori was a frequent competition winner and a speaker at the National Music Teacher’s Convention. In addition, she was a panelist for two of the nationally broadcast National KTV Video conferences for private music educators across the country. She was one of four national winners in the Baldwin Piano and Organ teaching competitions. Formerly the director of Southside Private Musicians and Lane Music Development Centers in Greenville, SC, she has directed and produced many children’s choirs and stage productions as well as being a speaker at local and national music education conferences and various types of homeschool meetings. Lori has taught classroom music, theater, and directed the theater productions in South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. Her favorite productions thus far have been: White Christmas, My Fair Lady, and Our Town.
She has been a member of Music Teachers National Association and founded Master’s Voice Performers in 1998, serving as its director for seven years. In the fall of 1998, Lori began the Artios Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts as an advanced level arts program for homeschooled high school students. That program has now grown to include Artios Academy of Arts and History, Artios Preparatory, and Artios Conservatory. Lori now serves as National Executive Director of Artios Academies and oversees curriculum, staff training, director training, and parent education for Artios campuses across the country. Lori also serves as the managing editor of The End in Mind and is the author of Beginning with the End in Mind and The Artios Home Companion Series curriculum.
All four of their sons, John Michael, Jeremy, Jordan, and Jared are homeschool graduates. Three are married, two have beautiful daughters, and their youngest heads to college in the fall of 2016. John and Lori reside in the central Colorado Rockies where they enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and skiing.
Artios Finance Management
John had been an actively involved homeschool dad for 22 years with an avid interest in history, worldview and government. His passion is teaching students to apply Biblical principles to every area of their life and enjoys using everyday life experiences and circumstances to “teach them by the way.” He has been involved with a myriad of youth centered activities since having children of his own twenty-seven years ago. He has been an active Boy Scout leader for eighteen years, coached a variety of baseball teams and led the South Park High School baseball team to their first District Championship.
John worked as an accountant and financial analyst in several large corporations until 2010 but has always been actively involved in the development and oversight of Artios Academies since its inception in 1999. He is intricately involved in the planning of growth of Artios, maintaining integrity to the vision, and all financial aspects of the Artios program.