Lisa brings a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted commitment to supporting first responders as the Alumni Coordinator at Chateau. With a BS in Criminal Justice, she retired from a commendable 30-year career in law enforcement, leaving a lasting impact by spearheading the development of a Peer Support and Wellness program within her department. Her efforts ensured the implementation of a culturally competent Employee Assistance Program and collaborated with providers to foster a supportive environment.
Having undergone extensive training and obtaining certifications in various facets of first responder wellness, including Critical Incident Stress, PTSI, trauma, peer support, and suicide prevention, Lisa is a recognized advocate for prioritizing the mental health of those in emergency services. Her advocacy extended to speaking before the Utah State Legislature, where she passionately addressed the effects of trauma exposure and advocated for increased understanding, training, and resources to fortify the resilience of first responders.
Joining the Chateau team, Lisa is eager to channel her passion for service through compassion, empathy, support, and guidance, ensuring that the vital needs of first responders are met in their journey toward wellness.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Lisa finds solace and rejuvenation in the great outdoors. She immerses herself in activities like hiking, hunting, fishing, and exploring the breathtaking canyon country of Southern Utah. Her passion for adventure translates into her writings and photography, earning her publications in several outdoor magazines. Finding mental clarity and strength, Lisa engages in road biking as her contemplative space and hones her inner warrior through her dedication to training in jiu-jitsu, where she proudly holds a 3rd-degree blue belt.
Lisa epitomizes resilience, dedication, and a profound commitment to nurturing the well-being of first responders. Her multifaceted approach to life and unwavering support for those in need underscores her invaluable contribution to Chateau and the broader community of first responders seeking guidance and healing.