Lisa is Filipina-American who was born in San Francisco, CA. Her mother was born in Manila. Her maternal grandmother was born in Cebu. Her maternal grandfather was born and raised in Ilocos Norte and served in the US Army; he was a soldier in the Korean War, as well as WWII and recognized in the Army Band.
Prior to launching the comedy production companies Crushers of Comedy and The Laugh Cellar, Lisa co-owned Doce Vida Fitness Inc where she fine tuned her marketing and public relations skills. The company, featured in the September 2007 Oprah Magazine article, “Do What You Love" was also highlighted in CRAVE NYC and grateful to design private label workout gear for The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and SPINNING.com.
In the 1990's Lisa worked at the Los Angeles based talent management company Addis-Wechsler where she gained valuable experience in the entertainment industry. She also lived across the street from the world famous Comedy Store where she had many good times, and also met some great friends.
After years of living in inspiring cities like Los Angeles, Tokyo and New York City she returned home to Sonoma County. Lisa decided to combine her fun life adventures, her public relations experience, as well as her love of comedy and wine to produce world class comedy shows in her hometown. She truly enjoys partnering with talented comics and local businesses to create exciting comedy events for the community. Lisa is a graduate of San Francisco State University and a member of Alpha Phi International Fraternity.
She has traveled to the Philippines many times to visit family.
Fun Fact: Lisa is a certified Yoga instructor and her 28 years+ of yoga practice is with her everyday.