Lisa grew up in Greenwich Village . She started her career as an actor with parts in films including ‘Goodfellas”. She went on to have a long career as a producer/director in advertising and commercial production. She directed a short comedy staring David Cross and Amber Tamblin. She directs PSAs for non-profits , including Planned Parenthood with a spot with Julianne Moore and Mary J Blige. She has been volunteering at Gilda's Club NYC for 5 years creating videos.