Lisa lived sports. Athletics played a large role both in her private and professional life, as an accomplished athlete and a respected high school physical education (and geography) teacher. Following her spinal cord injury (SCI), Lisa’s fitness and athleticism were significant contributors to her overall recovery. At 35, she regularly practiced a wide variety of sports — skiing, mountain biking, tennis, volleyball and climbing, to name a few.
Sports and athletics have always been incredibly important to me, to my relationship to the world — for my self-perception and body awareness and fitness, for the thrill and challenge of competition and for all of the social aspects. And obviously it’s played a professional role as well, in my career as a teacher — introducing sports to young people has been truly rewarding. A combination of a career I love and a life passion.