Lisa was raised in northern Pennsylvania. She got her first taste of Pittsburgh life when she attended the University of Pittsburgh. She double-majored in Business and Psychology and graduated with honors. Her business experience grew after college when she worked in Retail Management and Commercial Real Estate Development. She went back to school many years later and received her Master’s in Psychology from Duquesne University.
After receiving her Master’s degree, Lisa worked in the community mental health agency field for many years providing services to children, adolescents, and adults. Lisa then obtained a supervisory position and managed several therapists at local agencies. She then transitioned to Office Manager at New Directions Counseling Services in 2001. When not working she enjoys travelling, being outdoors hiking and camping, and spending time with her family.