Lisa Blaese, who grew up in Columbus, New Jersey, moved with her husband Donny to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1988 to start a family business and enjoy the great North Idaho lifestyle. She graduated from Gordon Phillips School of Cosmetology in New Jersey and worked in that field before the move to Idaho. She also has a license to practice in Idaho and worked in a Sandpoint salon for several years. Lisa’s career as a cosmetologist led her to aid in the training and arrangement of numerous Coldwater Creek store spas. Lisa has one son, a senior in college. She was involved in all aspects of his school years including helping in his classrooms. Lisa has been the treasurer for the Sandpoint Lacrosse Club for six years as well as a board member for two and has been working as the secretary and bookkeeper for her husband’s family business for 15 years. Lisa enjoys decorating her home and entertaining. She has also participated in the planning for the Panhandle Alliance for Education Summer Sunset Gala for the past several years.