Lisa is the home improvement columnist for the Clay County Progress, the Clay County newspaper based in Hayesville, North Carolina. She is a licensed general contractor and home inspector. She founded Your Inspection Expert, Inc., a residential inspection company, in 2008.
Lisa grew up taking things apart and playing with the boys. After graduating from college, she started a bicycle shop, attended night school for an engineering degree, and took on odd jobs in residential and commercial construction. In 2006, Lisa started Your Achievement Coach, a coaching and teaching practice that focused on delivering planning skills to people wanting to reach their goals.
Lisa believed that whether it was starting a business, writing a book, or building an airplane, developing the skills of disciplined goal setting could get you there. Lisa said to her clients, “Shine the light of possibility on your dream, and it will leap to action.”
Lisa has worked for 3 major U.S. corporations at the executive level, most notably as Chief Training Officer for Tyco Fire and Security Services in Boca Raton, Florida, in the early 2000s. She was certified as an ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Engineer; she holds a 50-ton coast guard captain's license, a private pilot license, an FAA airframe and powerplant license (A&P), and FAA Light Sport Repair Certificate Instructor certification. She was the first woman to qualify as an AB-DAR, or Amateur-Built Designated Airworthiness Representative for the FAA.
Lisa is a member and volunteer for the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). Lisa holds degrees in engineering (A.S.), English (B.A.), business (M.B.A.), and science (Sc.D.). She is an engineer in the aerospace field and is an admitted gadget geek.
Lisa is best known for building an airplane in her garage in the 1990s, going on to flight test it, and then making a solo journey from Lantana, Florida, to Northeast Harbor, Maine, to visit family and friends.
Lisa’s first published book is the Team Steps Guide: A Step by Step Process to Turn Problems into Solutions, available on Amazon.
Lisa's current writing project is a book about her flying adventures in the 1990's.
You can read about Lisa's flying book here: Dream Take Flight
Questions and answers about the book House Keys and Lisa's inspection career. Can be used by media. Please cite Lisa as the author of House Keys: Tips and Tricks from a Female Home Inspector. Available on Amazon.com. Answers questions on: What do home inspectors look for? Real estate questions, and home improvement advice.