Lisa is a 6x iron-distance champion and multiple course record holder, making regular appearances on podiums around the world. She has been a runner her entire life, professional triathlete since 2009 and landscape architect since 2000. She recently moved from Tucson, Arizona and now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina USA and has shifted to elite ultra trail running and adventure events. She already has 3 wins and 2 course records under her belt.
She has raced competitively in long distance endurance events around the world, often training/racing in Europe and Australasia in addition to the USA. She is currently sponsored by Klean Athlete Nutritional Supplements and PowerBar. Lisa is known for her consistency, strength, perseverance, 'can do' and 'never give up' attitude. She is a relentless presence with closing run speed and persistence to the bitter end, never letting the competition feel content. Oh yeah, and she races with a Baby Yoda on her back.
She attributes her perseverance and light-hearted attitude after experiencing a turning point in her family life when, at age 11, Lisa's father was in a swimming accident that left him quadriplegic. This experience, her father's positive approach to a devastating life change, and the outpouring of community support is part of her moral fiber that gives her endless positivity, willingness to push through and a strong sense of community no matter where she is based.
Lisa's life as a landscape architect consists of designing greenways, streetscapes, parks, trails and many other public areas that she also enjoys using on a daily basis. She truly believes in community, integrity and giving back. She is a regular at local events - either competing or volunteering. When not racing or designing, Lisa enjoys travelling, baking and overzealous home improvement projects. She has taught bicycle safety classes as a League Cycling Instructor, assists at local events and takes a great interest in helping people of all ages lead active, healthy lifestyles. She is open, approachable, kind, hard-working, tireless, fair and is a fierce friend.