Lisa grew up in Naperville, Illinois and graduated from North Central College with a degree in commercial art and a minor in education. Her professional training includes dancing under Joyce Lang of Naperville and Lou Conte with the Hubbard Street Dance Company. Lisa was fortunate to be picked to dance with the Performing Arts Gallery U.S.A. which toured in Europe.
Lisa is in her 21st year as the Head Coach of the NIU Silverette Dance Team. She owns StudioM dance company in Sycamore, Illinois, and enjoys choreographing fashion shows and benefits. Most recently she choreographed the Miss Kishwaukee Scholarship Program and also spoke on the values of dance to young girls at the Miss Illinois Youth Summit. Every now and then, you may find Lisa still performing around the Chicagoland area.