Lisa was born in San Pedro and raised on a sailboat with her older sister. She spent several years in the hospitality industry and decided to make a career change. She began as a substitute teacher at Growing Garden for 2 months and fell in love with working with children. She now has been working with Teacher Laya for 6 years. To this day, Lisa is still passionate about sailing and her love for the ocean. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening and cooking with her husband.