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Meet Lisa


Lisa’s journey towards the GRI started on Valentines Day, February 14, 2017 when her mom died suddenly on her winter holiday in Mexico. Her mom’s death had a profound impact on her life and changed her fate as it were.

Twists and turns in the road took her further away from her 17-year career in real estate and closer to a career where she could find a more meaningful connection with people and be of a deeper service.

Her desire to help, support and empower people, to find their peace, to seek their solace, away from sorrow, sadness, and resentment, towards recovery, so they can embrace their life and live lighter, is genuine.

Lisa has combined her certification as an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist with the rugged west coast beauty of her waterfront BNB on Lasqueti Island in British Columbia, to offer you a unique opportunity as you start your Grief Recovery journey with supportive guidance every step of the way.


Born in New Zealand, I was raised in San Francisco before becoming a Lasqueti Islander in 1978 when I was 7.  I left Lasqueti in grade 9 to finish high school because False Bay Elementary only goes up to grade eight. After completing high school in Victoria, I traveled overseas, and then worked in a plethora of different industries, including, hospitality, tree planting, movie industry, food industry and real-estate.  After 15 years in real estate I really felt I wanted to do something with more heart and knew I had one more career in me and so here I am.  Lasqueti lifestyle can be rough and rugged and there is always something to do.

I like to spread my time between friends and family, dogs, gardening,  Grief Recovery, cooking, and all the many activities one does on the island.

People are saying . . .

I had been holding on to a lot of secrecy and guilt involved with my grieving. This program helped me figure out a lot of the misconceptions and get clear enough to release my held emotional bugs.

- Support Groups 06/02/2021

Many revelations of my personal life! Now I know what and how to do better, different and invite more wonders in my life, Thank You.

- Support Groups 03/29/2022

It helped me organize my thoughts and feelings after the violent suicide of my husband, I went back to my parents and reviewed my relationships with them and  how they had influenced my relationships since. Eventually I felt decompressed enough to tackle the immense grief over the loss of the love of my life.

1-on-1 Support 07/19/2022

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