Lisa (Elizabeth) Damen was born in Houma, LA to Dutch immigrants and was raised in The Netherlands. She lived briefly in Beirut, Lebanon, during its hay day before moving to Louisiana, where her family settled. She joined the Emanu El team when she moved to Texas in October of 2014. Lisa has over 30 years of accounting experience and previously worked in banking and oilfield. She enjoys traveling, canoeing, painting, gardening, and volunteering at Ronald McDonald House with her therapy dog, Sophie.