Lisa was born and raised in Massachusetts and always loved being around animals. She started her career in advertising, working at several of the larger agencies in Boston before taking a hiatus to work at a riding stable where she worked her way up from horse caregiver to riding instructor. A brief reentry into advertising occurred before she took her love of pets to Best Friends Animal Society in Southern Utah in 2009. Beginning in dog adoptions, Lisa moved to the Development Team, where her previous advertising experience helped her take the In-Kind Department from a $2M to a $20M+ annual revenue stream for the organization. While in Utah she met and married her husband, who grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and brought her here to live in 2016. Lisa shares her home with her rescued family of 2 dogs and three cats. Lisa is an avid New England Patriots fan and enjoys being on the river and hiking with her dogs.