“Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush. It can color any situation.” – anonymous
Chief Operating Officer
Lissa has spent much of her career in agencies working with creative and account teams, consulting with clients, building understanding and helping organizations view their problems differently. She loves strategy and functionality as much as creativity and design. A veteran GRIT team member from nearly the beginning, Lissa most recently stepped in as COO to support operations and the future growth of GRIT. She wears many hats and is never afraid to jump in and get the job done – whatever it takes.
Lissa began her professional career as a designer for a boutique studio where she worked on projects ranging from logo and collateral design to packaging. She has designed, led creative and managed clients and projects in a wide range of industries including healthcare, consumer, B to B, construction, convenience store and financial. Lissa has always been a tactical master and coupled with 17 years of agency and marketing experience, she is focused on ensuring the GRIT team works smoothly, we exceed client expectations and continue to be a home for awesome strategic and creative talent.
Lissa and her husband are very busy in the spring and summer months managing Trojan Track Club, a youth track and field program, in York. She also volunteers time and talents to various non-profit organizations and community groups and is a member of the 2011 MS Leadership Class. She resides in York with her husband and two children, Alivia and Breslin.
What do you love? What do you enjoy?
Quality time with my children, whether it’s watching my daughter play soccer and run track or just spending mommy/Bres cuddle time. Family is my comfort. I have three sisters and consider them great friends. I especially love when we all get together – loud, interrupting, full of laughs and all! I’m also a bit of a foodie and I like to cook and try new recipes. They don’t always turn out perfect the first time but I don’t let a cheesecake smashed against the wall stop me.
What keeps you professionally motivated?
I’m a fairly competitive person and at the same time, I delight in others’ happiness. If I can make clients happy and kick butt at the same time, I’m satisfied.
What is the most relevant thing you’ve learned from your previous job experiences?
“Don’t lean, CLEAN!” Okay, maybe not literally but my boss at my very first job (I was 14) in a traveling food truck (before food trucks were cool) taught me the meaning of hard work and taking pride in a job well done. Over the years, I’ve found these words to be invaluable.