After working for a few years at  daily newspapers, Lisa      decided to go back to school to get a master’s degree in Visual Communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Following her degree it was off to New York City, assisting Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Eddie Adams.  It was here where Lisa really honed her lighting techniques and learned about the magazine business.  Spending two years in Manhattan proved to be worthwhile as when she moved back to her hometown of Rochester, New York she  was hired by Gannett as Photo Director of a subdivision of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.  

Four years at Gannett gave Lisa a strong network of contacts and a variety of experiences to prepare her for her successful freelance career.

Lisa currently lives in Pittsford, NY with her husband Mark, daughter Sophie, son Graham and dog Blue.