Lisa has worked extensively in the Bay Area and Southern California as a teacher, actor, director and acting coach for the last 15 years. She joined the faculty at Diablo Valley College in 2009. She has also taught at San Diego State University (2004 & 2005 Teacher Excellence Award), Grossmont Community College (2007 Teacher Excellence Award) and Saddleback Community College, as well as numerous Master Classes and Musical Theater Workshops. As an actress, her credits include productions with San Diego Repertory Theatre, Starlight Musical Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Willows Theater Company, Contra Costa Civic Theatre and PCPA Theatrefest, to name a few. As a director, her credits include: Willows Theater Company, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, San Diego Actors Festival, as well as San Diego State University, Grossmont College, Saddleback College, and Belvoir Center for the Performing Arts in Lenox, Massachusetts. At Diablo Valley College, Lisa has directed Hairspray, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Zombie Prom, and The Wedding Singer. She will be directing the upcoming 2017 musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Lisa received her BA in Drama-Acting from SFSU and an MFA in Drama-Musical Theatre from SDSU. She is married to actor Ryan Drummond and mom to her two young sons, Danny (9) and Tommie (7). She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Drama Department Chair