Lisa later became a painting contractor and opened a painting company in Portland, Oregon called Purple Tree Painting and Design, LLC. She specialized in designing and painting commission murals. Then Lisa had the opportunity to move to Leuven, Belgium, where she continued to paint and show her work, while going back to school for her M.A. with a focus in Cultural Economics and Corporate Sponsorship of the Visual Arts. Seven years later after moving back to the United States, Lisa founded the pending nonprofit Heart to Heart with Art. Lisa is still creating artwork and showing while sharing her time between Portland, Oregon and the Bay Area.