Loraine was born in Manchester, England and emigrated to the States and now resides in Tempe. She works as a house cleaner and a teacher and front of the Visitor Center in the Irish Cultural Center. She has a lot Celtic heritage in Ireland, Wales and England. She enjoys knitting and creating her own patterns, weaving and reading about history, she also enjoys gardening and creating costumes. Loraine would love the have the craic and represent the ICC even more as the Rose. A fun fact about Loraine is that she used to participate in little local dance competitions that the dance clubs would put on, couples dancing such as western and other popular social dances.