Lisa grew up in a small rural town in South Australia and later married her husband Keith and moved to their remote sheep station in the Northern Flinders Ranges, six hours due North of Adelaide.
Their three children attended School of the Air, Port Augusta, for their primary schooling years. Lisa supervised all three children on and off through those years, intertwined with a Governess to ensure a level of sanity was restored at appropriate times. While the younger two children completed their upper primary years, Lisa completed a Bachelor of Commerce via distance education. Lisa’s eldest daughter is a radiographer who is in her third year of a post graduate degree, her middle daughter is studying an undergraduate degree at University and living in a residential college in Adelaide, and her youngest is in his final year at boarding school in Adelaide.
Lisa has been involved with the South Australian State Council between 2013 and 2020. Throughout her children’s education journey, Lisa has been an active member within Remote and Isolated Children’s Exercise (RICE), School of the Air, Orroroo Area School and other community organisations. Lisa joined Federal Council at the Alice Springs Federal Conference in 2017.
Ensuring equitable access to education for rural and remote children is one of Lisa’s passions.