Loretta has been involved with horses for more than 30 years. She co-owned and managed, with her husband Doc Jones, Rainbow Quarter Horses, LLC, a Quarter Horse breeding operation in Prescott, AZ, raising and selling Buckskin Quarter Horses. She has participated in Wester Pleasure competition, is a former member of a performance drill team, the Maricopa County Arizona Mounted Search and Rescue team, and has participated in numerous nationally televised Parades.
Loretta is currently a Production Analyst at the Warren Plant for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation in Warren County, Morrison, TN and represents Bridgestone as a Board Member of the Children's Reading Foundation of The Upper Cumberland. She has over 25 years experience in the Semiconductor and Computer industry in Florida and Arizona as a Market Analyst and Event Manager.
In addition to her technical background, Loretta has been an Annie Oakley historian and impersonator for more than 20 years, giving lectures and making personal appearances throughout the United States. During this time, she worked closely with Annie's living Grandnieces and close relatives in order to relate an accurate account of Annie's life story to various audiences.
Loretta enjoys camping, trail riding, golf, bowling, and gardening. She and her husband of 34 years live on a 25-acre horse farm in Rock Island, TN. She is a member and Eucharistic Minister of St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Cookeville, TN.
Loretta and her husband Doc regularly make the 5 hour round trip drive to Pegram and Nashville to participate in board meetings, events and classes.