Lori Hooks is a local jeweler who has been making jewelry for friends and family for many years. She has recently completed a metal smithing class and has already created several bridal sets. She is a member of ETSY For Animals street team, and try to sell a few items a month for PAWS of Austin, the all breed rescue specializing in great danes. She also volunteers with her avatar dane, Tica, for Therapy Pet Pals of Texas. She visits the kids at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services at the state hospital twice a month. Tica really enjoys her visits with those kids, since she gets so much love and attention when they are there.