Lisa is a graduate student at the University of Maine working on completing her Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on transitional housing, mentorship, and peer supports for clients to acquire and refine the resources, skills, and sustained behavior changes necessary to attain and preserve their economic independence. She is an Air Force Veteran and mom to a teenage son and two rescue kitties named Hillary and Trump.
Lisa grew up on the Penobscot Indian Nation Reservation in Old Town, Maine but has also lived on the island of Crete, Greece; Misawa, Japan; San Antonio, Texas; and San Pedro, California. She has also traveled to Haiti and Cambodia. Lisa is an avid reader and golfer; you can often find her with a book and coffee or swinging a golf club on a sunny day.
“There is no cookie cutter path to economic independence; every person brings individual strengths and needs to the journey. Each step along the way builds necessary resiliency and intrinsic motivation to succeed. I am so inspired by the real-world framework that Northwoods uses to encourage their young men and thankful to be a part of this unique program.”