Lisa is a Boise State University Alumna. After graduating with her Bachelor’s of Science in pre-medicine, Lisa has worked full time for non-profits as a spokeswoman, fundraiser, public speaker, workshop leader, and event planner. She has travelled across the nation mentoring and training thousands of college and high school students in leadership development. Lisa currently works full time as the Donor Relations Director for LifeSiteNews, an international nonprofit news organization. Lisa moved to Virginia in 2016 after marrying her husband, Will, who was stationed on active duty at Marine Base Quantico. Her husband is a Marine One Crew Chief Veteran who now serves in Law Enforcement in Northern Virginia.

Lisa is a blogger, marathon runner, snowboarder, dog-lover, avid podcast listener, and she is fluent in French. She loves to cook, read professional development books, and she attends weekly zumba classes at her gym because she loves to try new things. She serves on the board of the Homeowner’s Association in her neighborhood, and is active in the community through her work with the Ronald McDonald House, Fairy Godmother Project, and Connor's Heroes.

Lisa is the founder of Cartwheel To Hope where she builds support for families facing life-altering diagnosis, disability, and loss. When she was just 8 years old, Lisa was told she would never be able to walk again. Yet, after months of tests and puzzled doctors, Lisa was healed through the power of prayer. She was inspired to start Cartwheel To Hope after reflecting on the inherent need for support for families, and how the first cartwheel she did after she was healed had changed her life. After losing her second child through miscarriage, and then losing her mom to breast cancer shortly after, Lisa’s mission to build support for families was strengthened, and she hopes to inspire others to persevere through sharing her journey.

2020 Pageant
April 3-4
South Hill, Virginia

 

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