Lisa is originally from Michigan, and moved out west in 2009. She has a degree in Photography and Outdoor Education. She has worked in the field at summer camps, as well as respite care and in-home care for clients in Michigan.
Lisa had the opportunity to join STARS in August 2016 and is grateful she did. She is currently our Operations Manager. Lisa handles a variety of administrative work and is responsible for ensuring the process and procedures of STARS runs efficiently.
Why I love STARS…
Beginning in college, I started working with individuals with disabilities at a summer camp. This experience allowed me to open myself up to new experiences. The people I met showed me joy, love, trust, and a different appreciation of life. They changed my life completely.
At STARS I have the opportunity to continue to help shape and change lives. By building trust and educating families and clients, I have the opportunity to open their eyes to the possibilities. Sometimes people can put an individual with a disability in a box, but I get to break that box. Many times, their recreational experiences can forever change their perspective of what is possible.
I see STARS as a community of individuals helping each other through life. It is joy to be a part of and there is always something to learn from our clients. They have a perspective on life that many times can even stretch my idea of what is possible. The environment is fulfilling and rewarding and I am so grateful to be here. Being at STARS inspires me daily to be a better me.
Other Stuff about Lisa…
- Loves being outside in her yard gardening
- Has a permaculture orchard in Hayden called Peace Orchards
- Lives in the valley with her husband Rick
- Enjoys hiking, yoga, water sports, and general outdoor fun
- Has lived in five different states and a variety of towns, but finds the Yampa Valley to be her favorite place in the country