Torri has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Special Education; M.Ed. in Special Education K-6 Learning Disabilities and B.S. in Special Education 7-12 Mild/Moderate. She is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in Special Education and Early Childhood Special Education Concordia University, Nebraska - College of Graduate Studies & Adult Education. She has four children and runs a diversified beef operation including Angus, seedstock, commercial cow-calf and feedlot cattle.