Born in Charlotte in 1958, Lisa’s native roots run deep in this area with both Charlottean grandparents and parents.
After graduating St. Mary’s College in Raleigh, NC, Lisa began her career with Townsend Realty where her mother was a Realtor. Her special assignment for Townsend was to pick up clients at the airport who were planning to move here to work at IBM and Celanese Corporation. By giving these newcomers an introductory tour of the Charlotte region within a 100-mile radius, she provided them seeing a choice of residences in a variety of neighborhoods along with many of Charlotte’s amenities. At the end of the tour, she would turn over these clients to a Realtor and indicate their preference of where they preferred to live. This benefited the Realtor and taught Lisa early in her career how to work with all types of individuals and couples who were moving to Charlotte.
For 40 years, Lisa and her husband John have been married. They have four married children with four grandchildren to date. Adding to the family circle are six “grand” dogs. Carrying on the real estate tradition, their youngest daughter, Mary Helen Tomlinson Davis, is a top producer with Helen Adams Realty. Lisa is proud to work in tandem with her dynamo daughter!
Lisa and her husband have a house at Lake Norman as well as in Charlotte. In addition to her familiarity of the fast-growing lake area, she is well-versed in the variety of neighborhoods throughout the Charlotte metropolitan area and its region. Her professional and personal network of co-workers and friends are spread throughout North Carolina.
Before becoming a Realtor, Lisa for the past 25 years held the position of Director of Recruiting and Vice President for privately held women’s clothing companies. In this capacity, she identified potential candidates to represent the firm throughout the US. By phone interviews, she would begin to develop a relationship before traveling to have a face to face interview of a prospect for hire. In her role as Vice President of Doncaster, she managed 13 states with District Managers and 133 Sales Associates.
Her recruiting and sales background are an exceptional skill in working as a Realtor. She understands how to listen to a person’s wants, needs and desires. Her work ethic is impeccable with a focus on knowledge of the residential marketplace and perseverance in delivering the best results to meet the client’s specifications in purchasing a home. When dealing with personal and private information of a client, she practices confidentiality. Lisa genuinely enjoys people and is described by others as personable and fun-loving.
As a lifelong volunteer in Charlotte, Lisa has held leadership positions in different organizations. Among these community and church volunteer positions:
- Junior League of Charlotte: Past President of the Active Membership and Past President of the Sustainer Membership as well as currently serving on the Board of Directors.
- Christ Episcopal Church Vestry
- Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Past President
- Promenade Past President
- Winter Shelter Committee and The Men’s Shelter volunteer
- Mecklenburg County Homelessness Task Force
- School PTA Boards
On a personal note, Lisa spends her spare time working out at the Y, as well as playing Bridge, Mahjong and Pickleball. She and her husband also enjoy traveling with friends and family.