Lisa received her B.A. from UMKC in Anthropology/Sociology with an emphasis on West African Studies. She attended Dagbe Cultural Arts Center in Kopeyia, Ghana studying West African drumming and dance. She attended Baker University to receive her level 1 ORFF certification. She lives on a small hobby farm and raises chickens, purebred Nubian dairy goats and lots of organic produce. She can be found playing gigs with her band, The Grand Marquis, traveling, hiking with her dogs, riding horses or relaxing with her family.