Lisa started making things out of wood while earning an art degree at UW Madison. She chose wood as her medium because it allowed her to combine form and function. After graduating, Lisa built her own workshop with help from her carpenter uncle, who taught her about structure and building on a large scale. For several years Lisa focused on creating sculptural furniture, mimicking shapes in nature and bringing organic forms into functional use in everyday objects. Since her move to Asheville in 2013, Lisa has incorporated decorative burning and painting into her craft and enjoys the intimacy and meditative nature of working on smaller scale projects.