A systems thinker with an interest in a 'Whole Farm Approach' to land and livestock stewardship, Lisa has been involved in sustainable, organic and biodynamic agriculture since the late 1980's. She studied under Dr. Bill Murphy (Author of 'Greener Pastures On Your Side of the Fence') at the University of Vermont, and worked as a grazing consultant for UVM's Pasture Management Outreach Program (PMOP) from 1992 - 1995, working closely with dairy and beef producers on grazing strategies, Holistic Management Planning, seasonal dairying, economics of grass-based livestock systems, and livestock health and nutrition. She's shared her expertise as a technical advisor for NOFA Vermont and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association. Today Lisa spends much of her time farming with her husband and three children, while making time for on-farm consultations, offering workshops, speaking at conferences, and ski instructing at Suicide Six Ski Area during the winter months. She writes regularly and has contributed articles to eOrganic Extension, Graze Magazine, the NODPA Newsletter and Holistic Management International (HMI), and is also a grazing consultant/speaker for (HMI) and their Beginning Women Farmer Program.