Lisa’s passion for gardening started as a child in central Illinois in her family’s vegetable garden and grew into community gardening after moving to Milwaukee in 2009. Through her volunteer work, Lisa saw first-hand how the Cherry Street Community Garden Club is about much more than just growing healthy food; it’s about growing healthy families and communities.
Recently retired from Rockwell Automation, Lisa is enjoying life as a volunteer and recently earned her Master Gardener certification from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to serving as secretary on the BloomMKE board of directors, she leads branding and marketing efforts for the organization.
Lisa holds a General Engineering degree from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and has more than 25 years of experience in the factory automation industry.
In 2018, Lisa and Rick were married in the Cherry Street Community Garden surrounded by family and their Garden Club friends.