Lisa has over 35 years experience in Minnesota Public education business management. She has knowledge of all aspects of school business management including auditing, accounts payable, general ledger accounting, UFARS compliance as well as State and Federal reporting compliances. Lisa has worked as the Assistant Director of Finance in North St. Paul for over 20 years doing all aspects of accounting, Federal and State special education reporting, UFARS reporting and year-end closing of the books and audits. She worked closely with the budget managers on developing yearly budgets and monitoring of department budgets. Lisa also developed a data base for projection of salaries and benefits for over 1500 employees. 

Lisa has a B.A. degree in Education Administration. She is also a Certified Registered School Business Official, RSBO, from the International Association of School Business Officials. She has been involved in the People's to People's Ambassador Program and went as a representative from Minnesota to Russia to present school business management practices.