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Lisa Garcia

Lisa was raised in Washington state and raised her family in Los Angeles. Her 3 grown daughters now live in the Northwest. She earned her B.S. in Finance at Cal State which led to a long career in finance working her way up to the SVP/Treasurer of California National Bank. While raising her kids and driving to downtown L.A. everyday, she concurrently earned her executive graduate degree. She also enjoyed teaching financial literacy courses and believes strongly in giving youth these skills.

After moving from L.A. to Las Vegas she was the Chief Compliance Officer at a mortgage company and was a licensed mortgage loan officer. She later moved to the hospitality industry as the Director of Operations at Diamond Resorts with a team of 30 analysts. She retired in 2023 after they were acquired by Hilton.

In retirement she now spends her time traveling the world and managing her investments. She has focused her service on helping the homeless and getting household items for newly homed families, but was looking for a service organization to give more time to. SHERO appealed to her need to protect more girls from sexual abuse.

Lisa is a thrifter and enjoys camping, the beach, and murder mysteries. She also never turns down a chance for cosplay from Rennaisance Faire, burning man, or bar hopping on Freemont. She loves to throw theme parties and is excited to help with BE A S.H.E.R.O. events!

Her superhero is Hatshepsut who declared herself the Pharaoh even though she was a woman. She ruled as a man would for over 20 years and portrayed herself in statues as a man with a male body and beard. Hatshepsut was only the third woman to become pharaoh in 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history and the first to attain the full power of the position. She was a strong woman and obviously strategic. She bucked the traditional system and showed that women can lead a nation!

Rather than material things, Lisa and her husband have made travel a top priority since meeting in 2012. Along with Egypt, she has visited 32 countries and adds more every year!