Lori Hughes, Instructional Design Project Manager


Most memorable place you've ever traveled to?
Washington D.C., where I got to see my all-time favorite actual Monet paintings of the Japanese bridge over the water-lily pond. All I could do was sit in front of those paintings in awe for like half a day.

What's your passion?
Music – listening to it, writing it, performing it. I don't even want to tell you how many gigabytes of music I have on my computer at home.

What's your favorite restaurant?
Zip's Drive-in. When I lived in California recently, I'd come up to Washington to visit my dad and the first place I would ACTUALLY go to when I hit the Tri-Cities was to Zip's for a Belly Buster ... and then buy 32 oz. of their tarter sauce to take back home with me to California.

Best pet you've ever had?
Her name is Cuwe (pronounced 'choo-way') and she was a German Shepherd. She was so smart, intuitive, protective of me, and my constant companion. If dogs can be soulmates, then Cuwe was mine … she was the dog of my life.

What's your favorite movie quote?
Dorothy: [to the Scarecrow] "I think I'll miss you most of all."

Favorite inspirational quote?
"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." – Henry Ford 

What different job titles have you had since college?
Juvenile Detention Counselor, Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor, Probation Counselor, Treatment Counselor, Diagnostic Counselor, Project/Evaluation Consultant, Project Director, Senior Curriculum Developer, Project Manager, Customer Service Representative, Human Resources Generalist, and finally, you know, I don't know exactly what I'm called at Vivid, lol ...

What's the next technology you hope gets invented?
A time machine. It just kills me that I won't be here, say, 500 years from now to be able to see what our world is like, how music sounds and is performed then, where we are at in space travel, if we've yet discovered and made contact with an alien race, if humans have discovered they have any special powers, stuff like that.

What scares you?
Hands-down, those terrifying 'creature-things' from the movies The Ring and The Grudge. If I'm watching a movie, and one of those fast-motion, creature-things appear, that's it. Movie's over.

What's your favorite smell?
I love the smell of wet earth ... just when it starts to rain after a long, dry spell. I also love that smoky smell at night when it's cold out; it’s the smell of coziness I think.

What's your favorite online store?
I'd be lying if I said it was anything other than iTunes.