Lisa started sewing at age six, or, as she puts it, "a long, long time." Over the course of those years, she fell in love with the endless creative possibilities sewing provides.
"What I love about sewing is the ability to take a flat item and through manipulating it you can turn it into so many different things – from clothing and home décor that adds your own personality to your home, to useful utilitarian items and toys," she said. "You are only limited by your imagination."
When it comes to teaching, Lisa said she loves interacting with her students and seeing their reactions.
"The best part of teaching is when you see the student get it," she said. "Their eyes light up and they get excited about what you just shared."
She also adds that teaching is a two-way street, where she learns from her students in turn. It's a lesson she's retained throughout her career and it's helped her keep a fresh approach to teaching.
"The most important thing is that there is not just one correct way of doing things," she said. Be open and humble to listen to your students – they all bring amazing perspective to the table if you listen."