Tori Ochs has always been passionate about helping others – both in her professional and personal lives.
Her enthusiasm for lending a helping hand led Tori to an office administration career, where she could use the technical knowledge gained from her studies in computer information systems at Lawrence Technological University and her status as a Notary Public in the state of Ohio to be a contributing member of a team and make a positive impact for all staff members.
After working for many years in the residential real estate development industry as an administrative professional, she switched to the commercial side and accepted an executive administrative position at Miller Valentine where she met Peter Horton (with whom she worked with directly, supporting his role and work for the company), Matt Packer, and Tom Rowe.
When Pete, Matt, and Tom decided to start Terrex, Tori’s years of working in the real estate development space coupled with her expansive understanding of the industry’s administrative and accounting needs made her the perfect fit as the firm’s key accounting and administrative support professional. Terrex’s culture of integrity and lack of established hierarchy attracted Tori, where she relishes the idea of being able to wear many hats and help the staff succeed in a variety of ways. From providing accounts payable and administrative support to serving as the firm’s functional office manager managing the reception area, Tori’s helpful and cheerful disposition plays a key role in creating a welcoming environment for clients and visitors alike.
Tori’s passion for helping people extends to her personal life – she makes weekly visits to The Lodge Nursing and Rehab Center’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Unit with her trained therapy dog Phoebe to help socialize and comfort their residents. Phoebe also frequently accompanies Tori to work, where she has been officially been adopted as Terrex’s “office dog,” and was featured on CBS’ Lucky Dog as part of a show on matching a rescue with someone who wanted to adopt a therapy dog.
Tori and her husband reside in Landen and enjoy spending time with their blended family of five children and four granddaughters. In her spare time, Tori enjoys doing yard work, working out, and spending time with her extended family and friends.