After reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “The Tipping Point”, Lorie Lytle finally had a label for what she had always known about herself without having a name for it. She is a connector. She is someone who has a knack for meeting people and an interest in connecting them to other people and other things that they need or want.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a degree in business, Lorie moved to Nashville to connect herself to one of her passions–music. She worked at MCA, Capitol and Virgin Records where she was the Vice President of Publicity. There, she connected the music that she loved to the world of media. After having children, she left the record company to become a stay home mom and community volunteer.
During that time, Lorie continued to use her gift of connecting people to their needs, while raising three children. As a part of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council, she became the founder of a music camp for individuals with disabilities. This enabled music loving campers with intellectual disabilities from around the country to connect with Nashville artists, songwriters and producers on the campus of Vanderbilt University. After the camp lost federal funding, she connected the VKC to the Academy of Country Music. Now, that music camp, known as the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, is in its 8th year of sponsorship by the Academy. Currently, she serves on the board for the ACM Lifting Lives foundation. Lorie was also instrumental in the launch of her church’s Orphan, Foster Care and Adoption ministry. She and her husband, John, wanted to connect others to the joy they knew as being adoptive parents to their youngest child. With OFAM, this became a reality. All through this time, she was working on special projects for Lytle Management, her husband’s artist management company.
Becoming a realtor was a natural fit. Lorie says, “It’s exciting to listen to clients wishes and then connect them to a home that fulfills those desires. Buying or selling a home is a huge decision. Execution requires honest conversation and hard work on my part. I want to make the process as enjoyable and stress free as possible. I also have lots of energy and lots of fun. I think my clients like that about me.”