Hello!  I’m Lisa! I love to connect and create…and ponder opossum-abilities! For over thirty-five years I’ve collaborated with diverse community partners to create, facilitate, and produce unique entertainment experiences – often with little resources and tight timeframes.  I love challenges, adventures, and shenanigans!  

For much of professional life I have worked with diverse group of students – from experiential education with delinquent youth, to outdoor adventure education with privileged high school students, to international service-learning projects with university students.  I’m a first generation college attendee who kind of over did it –holding a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Ohio University, a J.D. from Cleveland State University, and a B.A. from Wright State University –not to mention a commercial driver’s license (CDL), Tour Guide Certification, Mediation Certificate…and worked professionally as a Wing-walker!   

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I grew up acting, singing, and dancing, and now I live and work nomadically with my husband and two kitties.  These days I’m focused particularly focused on writing a play that tells the story of LYDA, who’s story very serendipitously came to me…

If you would like to get in touch, please do so via the contact page or info@purpleopossum.org