Loren grew up in Del Mar, in north San Diego County, and attended UC San Diego, graduating with a bachelor’s in political science. He is president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, a think tank affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Cassie Gilson, have a daughter who attended both lower and middle school at Country Day. Ellery now thrives in the CIVITAS and band programs at Rio Americano High School. Loren served two terms previously on the Board at Country Day School, including several years as treasurer.