Lisa was born in southern California and moved to Portland with her family when she was in middle school, eventually earning her degree from Oregon State University. Having worked at the Classic Wines Auction for a couple years, Lisa loved seeing the firsthand impact FriendsPDX makes on the youth in our community. She is impressed with the warmth, kindness and sense of community that resonates throughout every aspect of our donor environment and program development. She loves that in all things, Friends of the Children—Portland puts the needs of the children first. Lisa enjoys quality time with her family, planning fun trips with her girlfriends and spending time in Manzanita.