Lori Slager Wenzel 

Lori Slager-Wenzel is a mom of three, marathon runner, Bill Murray fan girl, as well as owner and founder of The Sparrows.

She started The Sparrows in 2007 with the dream of creating a community space that was inclusive, community-focused, and welcoming. Since opening The Sparrows ten years ago, the relationships between employees and the public are evidence of that dream manifested.

Lori isn’t afraid of hard work or of getting her hands dirty. She juggles her growing family, the demands of owning a small business, and her unending quest to find the best Manhattan in Grand Rapids, like it’s nothing. She inspires every member of the Sparrows family with her unfading drive.