Lisa attended Calvin University for her undergraduate nursing degree, and worked in hospitals in Youngstown, Ohio, as well as Denver, Colorado. After moving to Minnesota in 2003 and working in various outpatient settings, Lisa decided it was time to take the next step. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Master’s in Nursing in 2010, and worked for both Allina and Presbyterian Homes and Services as a nurse practitioner. Her experience providing care in traditional settings, as well as experiencing her own parent’s decline, prompted Lisa to seek further education that focused on understanding the root cause of illness, as opposed to treating symptoms of disease. This search led her to the Institute for Functional Medicine and also to training in the Bredesen Protocol for cognitive decline as well as the Wahls Protocol for autoimmune conditions. She is passionate about supporting people who are looking to optimize their health using an integrative and functional approach.