While studying Studio Art at Denison University; Torie took a theatrical makeup class where she realized her fine art training and makeup passions could be intertwined. Torie has interned at Chicago's ABC-TV in the makeup department as well as the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Torie has also worked on ABC-TV commercials, independent films, photoshoots, and weddings. After several years of managing restaurants for Lettuce Entertain You, Torie decided to attend Make Up First® in the Summer of 2015 to receive her Certificate. In fall of 2015, Torie joined the Make Up First® team helping to instruct as well as manage operations. She continues to freelance today.