Lisa graduated from Colorado Mesa University (aka Mesa State College), with a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting, working in the private sector as a small business consultant for 15 years. Nobody opens a small business because they want to do accounting, so she understands that although the recordkeeping is necessary, it is incredibly important to communicate the underlying reasons for why we need to do things, and to listen to the intent of an initiative to find a way to facilitate it.
Lisa joined the Community College system in 2007, at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC). Starting out in Student Services, she was the first person students met and was dedicated to ensuring that students had the resources they needed to get started. In 2010, she had the opportunity to become the Institutional Research Director for both CNCC and Lamar Community College. This provided the chance to compare and contrast the role data uses in various situations and gain an in-depth understanding of the metrics available to us.
In 2012, she accepted the position of Controller at CNCC, where she instituted the controls and guidelines and procedures to ensure compliance with fiscal rules and sound business practices. She moved to Community College of Aurora in December 2014 to fill a vacancy in their Controller position. Lisa is dedicated to ensuring a positive culture in the departments she leads and instituting common sense solutions to opportunities for improvements.
Lisa and her husband Doug have six children ranging from 14 to 30 and 9 grandchildren. They are excited about returning to a small community and will be restoring one of the oldest homes in Sterling.