About Lisa

Harmonize Enhance Transform

"The challenge of dressage is not necessarily in having the best moving horse, but rather to get every horse we ride to move as well as it possibly can.
~Erik F. Herbermann"


Professional Background

Certified Equine Structural Integration Practitioner trained by Joseph Freeman in 2012-2013. He is the founder of the Equine Natural Movement School in Battle Ground, Washington.
I am a Nationally certified and state licensed Massage Practitioner. I graduated in 1990 from The Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) in Washington DC and have been in private practice helping people find their own ease and balance for over 20 years.
In 1992 I was certified and trained in Jin Shin Acupressure by Michael Reed Gach, founder of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley CA. I have also studied CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute in 1996.

Horse Background

I have been loving horses since.... well, always! I started riding and taking lessons at age 6. By the time I was 13 my parents agreed that I could have my first pony. Throughout my teenage years, my riding became quite serious. I out grew my pony and soon found a beloved Thoroughbred mare. She and I bonded deeply, progressed together and found ourselves developing a passion for Combined Training. At the age of 16, I was successfully competing at the Preliminary level under the guidance of my riding instructor Hank Hutson (www.hutsondressage.com)
At the present time I ride and practice dressage on my own small farm with my incredibly sweet Thoroughbred gelding that I adopted in 2011!

Other Passions

Over many years I have practiced and studied Yoga. I currently practice at the Columbia Yoga Center and hold a Yoga Immersion Certificate from Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring MD.
I also write poetry and one of my pieces was published in A Maryland Writers Association Book: Life in Me Like Grass on Fire- Love poems.
I share my life with my husband and two beautiful children.