Founder of LEAP
Eight years teaching experience at the junior high and high school levels, her bachelor's degree in education and her master's in educational administration, all provide an excellent foundation to help students academically catch-up, maintain success and excel while navigating the college process. Lisa is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and the Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors as an Independent College Counselor and owner/CEO of LEAP since 1999.
Lisa's passion is working with college bound students and their families. As a sought-after presenter at Proctor & Gamble, high schools throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, to private groups and at the Ohio ACT conference, Lisa is still teaching. Topics range from ACT-SAT Prep Essentials, The Roadmap to College, How to Become What Colleges Want, Choosing a College Major that Sticks, to College Selection and Application Seminars.
Lisa's expertise in learning and college guidance has benefited countless families throughout the United States. She has developed programs to maximize student performance for getting into college and guiding students to the best-fit college, major and future career. LEAP exclusive programs include ACT-SAT Prep Essentials, PSAT Prep Essentials, College-2-Career LEAP (Birkman Method Coaching), Efficient & Effective Study Habits, along with Resume & College Essay Development Workshops. Lisa is also a regular contributor to both College Confidential and CollegeView websites and newsletters.
Lisa and her husband, Doug, a high school principal, actively pursue life in Greater Cincinnati with their three children.