Lisa is the owner operator of a professional landscape design company, Banyon Tree Design Studio. She is a Certified Landscape Designer and National Immediate Past President of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), she is also a licensed architect. Lisa creates custom residential landscape designs for homeowners in the Seattle -metro region, with designs focused on innovative use of materials, functional and aesthetically pleasing outcomes in spaces of all sizes, manages complex design solutions to problems such as steep slope and critical area sites, and constructs drawings for architectural structures such as decks, arbors, and out-buildings. A long time advocate for the roles of landscape designers in WA, she chaired the national APLD Advocacy committee for 3 years before moving on to a 2 year position as President. She strives to create higher standards for the industry while pushing the education and experience bar for professionals nationwide.