Lisa grew up in a small Tennessee town, just outside of Nashville. She was first exposed to country music at a young age, but her musical interests quickly expanded to genres, such as hard rock, pop rock, alternative, progressive, and new wave. "My mother was a rocker! You would never know it by looking at her, as she was a mild mannered, sweet southern lady. She love-love- loved The Beatles, The Doors, Aerosmith, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. We would go to concerts together and run over each other trying to touch Eddie Vedder!"
Lisa sang in church choirs and college musicals, and eventually started fronting cover bands. She had always been writing songs, but didn’t take it seriously. She was an only child and had a very close relationship with her mother, Donna. "We were like two children growing up together, since we were closer in age than the typical mother-daughter scenario." When Donna was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Lisa moved in with her to take care of her. "It was during those months of taking care of my mom, as I watched her struggle for life, that I realized that each day, each moment, and every breath is precious. She inspired me to take my music more seriously."
Lisa’s debut CD "Brand New Sun" is dedicated to her mother. "She was such an inspiration to appreciate every moment, every person, and everything in this beautiful life. That even in despair and pain, there is beauty and love, which sustains us all." All of the songs were written or co-written by Lisa, offering courageously honest lyrics with hard-won insights gained during the course of her personal journey. Her music is textured, kinetic, melodic and fresh with a pop-rock vibe akin to U2, The Verve, Sarah MacLachlan, Aimee Mann and other alternative artists.
Five songs from "Brand New Sun" have been picked up and played in rotation by Women of Substance Radio, including "Whatever You’re Looking For", "The Gift of Time", "Running From the Storm", "Making New Memories", and the single, "Never Left the Garden".