Lisa is one of America’s best long distance triathletes, a 3x iron-distance champion and record holder, making regular appearances on podiums around the world. She came to triathlon after a successful collegiate distance running career in cross country/track, learning quickly and enjoying the process every step of the way.
A professional triathlete since 2009, Lisa is known for her perseverance, “can do” and “never give up” attitude. She is a menacing presence with closing run speed and persistence to the bitter end, never letting the competition feel content.
Lisa truly believes in community, honesty and integrity. She loves to have fun and is a regular at local events - either competing or volunteering. When not racing, Lisa enjoys travelling, spending time outdoors, landscape design and working with a local youth triathlon team.
She has taught bicycle safety classes as a League Cycling Instructor, volunteers for a Youth Triathlon Club in Tucson, 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. In addition, she takes a few weeks in the summer to be a European cycling guide for Reilly Cycling Tours.