Chief Operating Officer
Lisa came to us from the trenches of the local PTA, where she learned how to run a meeting, negotiate a conflict, plan a fundraiser, and control a room of third graders—all while holding a crying baby and hopping on one foot. Well, this determined stay-at-home-mom quickly became pivotal to HCTG's success, moving from sales to our Business Development Manager to our Chief Operating Officer in the span of just 9 years. Proving once again there is nothing a smart, multi-tasking mom can't do.
Extracurricular activities: Tennis, entertaining, pedicures (those count, right?).
Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: A MaiTai and a Hawaiian sunset. But since that isn’t everyday life…a cup of decaf and a gluten-free cookie has to do the job. #butreallyhawaii
What people most underestimate about me: My intuition…sometimes I even underestimate it myself.
Marriage advice from the trenches: The depth of your relationships in life are directly proportional to your willingness to be vulnerable. If you want a deep and connected marriage (or friendships, for that matter) break down all of those walls and be brave enough to speak your truth. Even the messy parts. Even when it’s really, really hard. A lifelong marriage stems first from that deep level of honesty.
My biggest vice: Diet Coke. Most of my Hoppy sisters are trying to stage an intervention. I wish them luck. I am a fierce competitor.
Celebrity I would most like to have a one-on-one date with: Scott Foley. This is not an office secret.
Staff person I turn to most often for help: If I’m choosing only one, it’s Meredith. She’s wise, loving, honest, and fiercely loyal. My life is so much better because of her. But also, I’m very grateful that I can turn to any one of my co-workers at any time for advice, whether it be work related, a fashion consult, or just a dose of sanity. These women are always there to lend an ear and wise counsel. What gems!
Most unrealistic life goal: Make millions of dollars playing tennis on Center Court Wimbledon. Yes, I would like to be Maria Sharapova.
Source of inspiration: My 3 children inspire me daily. My oldest daughter reminds me to set high goals and standards and then attack them with tenacity and hard work. My son reminds me that resilience is as important as any other quality one can possess. My youngest daughter reminds me to smile and love myself. They’re a great combination and I’m one lucky mom!
Favorite quote: “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” C.S. Lewis
What I like most about my job: Hands down, the other women in this company. They epitomize what women should be: smart, confident, supportive, authentic, kind and just downright FUN!