Prior to joining Atlas Network, Lisa served as Executive Director for Friends of UFM, the U.S. foundation to​ support the mission of Universidad Francisco Marroquín. She is the founder of the Montana Policy Institute and served on staff at the Buckeye Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies and Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and the Tax Foundation. Lisa holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Florida and an Master of Business Administration degree from Jacksonville University where she received a fellowship for her service to the Northeast Florida nonprofit community. ​