Loren grew up in Enumclaw, Washington, a small town near Seattle. He graduated from Big Bend flying college in 1976 and went on to earn a Bachelor degree from Central Washington University in 1977. After a 32 year flying career with Northwest and Delta Airlines, he retired as a 747 Captain. Fulfilling his dream of living in a ski town, Loren sold his horse ranch in Washington and moved to Park City in 2010. He enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, travel, and boating in the San Juan Islands.