Lisa trained as an artistic gymnast for ten years before moving into sports acrobatics in 2001. As a competitive sports acrobat on the Australian team for six years, Lisa achieved three national titles and represented Australia at two consecutive world championships, placing 10th overall before retirement in 2008. She was awarded Australian Acrobat of the Year on four occasions by Gymnastics Australia.
As well as her acrobatic career, Lisa simultaneously worked in marketing for 15 years for several Australian advertising agencies. A graduate of the University of New South Wales in the Fine Arts, she moved into advertising and marketing achieving the title as Account Director.