Lisa has been married for 17 years to her husband Tony, Pastor of the River Community Church in Houlton. Together they have four children, three boys ages 7,9,13, and a daughter 12. With the exception of a 2 and 5 year hiatus in California she has always called The Mid-west home. Recently one of Lisa’s dreams came true when she was cast as a contestant on The Biggest Loser, Season 14. She says her primary motivation for going on “The Biggest Loser” is to be strong and healthy and a good role model for her four children. She remembers watching the show and making the eye-opening discovery that the starting weights of some of the contestants were very close to her own weight, at 246 pounds. She realized she needed to make big changes to avoid serious health problems down the road. Lisa had been diagnosed with cervical cancer June 2008, and is now 5 years cancer free. Her plan is to do everything she can to stay that way. Her Poor diet, no exercise, and being a busy working mother of four all contributed to her weight gain and have left Lisa with little time and energy to take care of herself. She knew that she needed to change. Inspired to work with special needs children by her aunt, who has Down’s Syndrome, Lisa spent a number of years as a special education assistant at the Hudson High School. Lisa is also very involved in a number of community activities. In 2013 and 2014 Lisa ran the NY City Marathon for charity, Participated in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, and many other events. Lisa takes part in runs all over the Midwest including Biggest Loser Run/Walk series. Now that the weight is off, Lisa looks forward to hiking, canoeing and enjoying other outdoor adventures with her family. The possibilities are endless!!!
Lisa now has a new passion to share with others her amazing story of life transformation and inspire them in their own transformations. Lisa is currently running boot-camps that are seeing hundreds of pounds of weight loss and lives being returned. She is also speaking to all types of people all over the country; from large international corporations, national church conferences, to middle school through collegiate students, and men and women all over the country.