Lisa was born and raised on California’s Central Coast, but lived in Chico for 15 years where she earned a BA in sociology from CSUC and worked with developmentally disabled adults and various disadvantaged populations. Later on, she obtained an A/A in real estate and worked part-time as a realtor. Lisa’s mind never stops dreaming and thinking of new possibilities. She loves setting and achieving goals. Her love for travel and the beautiful ocean inspired her to post pictures of trips to Pismo Beach on social media. Thanks to these posts, a former CSUC Alumni invited her to come and run a local nonprofit in Santa Maria. Lisa happily moved back to the Central Coast in 2015. While managing the nonprofit, she worked with low paid staff as well as individuals with limited resources and discovered that she needed to obtain food from local resources to help provide adequate nutritious food for them. That’s how she found the food bank of Santa Maria where she registered her clients to participate. She coordinated staff members to volunteer with the food bank programs and delivered weekly distribution foods to several individuals who were unable to pick food up themselves. Lisa had a very active role as program manager and loved volunteering as well. She now feels lucky to have fulfilled her career goals and to have achieved so many aspirations before retiring in 2018. Though she still holds an active real estate license with C21 in Pismo Beach, she missed interactions with people, and especially missed helping disadvantaged adults. So, she decided to return back to work part-time in a role helping others and is so excited to be aboard with the SLO Food Bank.