Lisa grew up in Wisconsin and has lived in Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL, Boise, ID, and Bristol, England. She left the East Bay when the internet bubble burst and came back to San Jose in 2006. She’s been in the South Bay for 16 years and has three daughters ages 11-19.
After attending a spin class in 2016 she found that she loved being on a bike. She went two mornings a week until the class was canceled with lockdowns. That forced her to get outside on a road bike -and what a beautiful time to get on a bike with so fewer cars on the road. She taught all of her kids to ride on the road that year.
At the time she was riding a bike she had gotten off freecycle.org that was a little too big for her. One day a carbon Calfee Road bike was donated to GKB, where she was volunteering, and it was love at first sight.
Lisa was officially brought on staff in 2020. We must say that we are so proud to have a female mechanic running Silicon Valley’s Best Bike Shop (2016-Present). Lisa holds two Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA), in Production and Operations Management & Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She commutes on her bicycle every day to GKB – sometimes with her three daughters and has been known to also chauffeur two dogs and a guinea pig via bike baskets – a memorable sight, biking through Willow Glen with her little zoo. These days she terrorizes pedestrians and dogs on the Three Creeks Trail going a little over the speed limit on her way to work.
She’s the first friendly face you’ll see at GKB and we are fortunate to have her.