Lori Weissman - Director of Touring
Lori Weissman, unlike her husband Paul (another guide with the LESJC), is not from the LES, but is pleased to have married into the neighborhood and is happy to now call it home.
Growing up in Huntington Station on Long Island, Lori went to The State University of New York, College at Oswego. After graduation in 1979, she moved to Manhattan residing on the Upper East Side. For 9 years she was employed by Syntex Laboratories, as a pharmaceutical representative specializing in hospital sales. After the birth of her daughter, Alanna in 1992, Lori became a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. Except for 4 summers as the office manager at Camp Eagle Hill, where Alanna was a camper, her re-introduction to the work force occurred in 2003, when she became one of the original Conservancy guides trained by historian Joyce Mendelsohn.
Thrilled with a new insight and knowledge of her adopted home, Lori loved giving tours, and was extremely proud of the rich history right at her doorstep. The Conservancy made her more than just a guide by hiring her as the Coordinator of Marketing in 2006, and in 2008 became the Director of Touring
She always brags about how she only walks around the block to go to work. Now that is what we would all agree is a wonderful commute!