Lisa began volunteering with Better Decisions in 1997 and has served as both a mentor and a teacher. Raised in Connecticut, she attended Brown University and earned her master's in journalism from Columbia University. She moved to Nashville to take a job as a reporter at The Tennessean, and has worked as a writer and editor for Fine Cooking, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and AKC Family Dog magazines. She has taught cooking classes at the Institute for Culinary Education and worked for a year as a baker at the French bakery Provence. She is currently a Senior Communications Specialist at HCA Healthcare. She is married and enjoys running, yoga, reading, and tennis.