Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Literature from New College in Sarasota, Florida. She worked in the book industry for several years, and came to The Waldorf School of Atlanta when she enrolled her daughter in the preschool/ kindergarten program in 1995. Lisa's handwork experience began in childhood, when she would take her mother's sewing and crochet scraps and fashion them into doll clothing. After the birth of her son in 1999, Lisa began leading a parent handwork group at the school. Later she worked in the handwork department, holding the assistant position for seven years. She became the lead handwork teacher at WSA in 2009.