Lisa started her own book blog, A Southern Girl Reads, in January 2016. Previously, she worked as registered dietitian and diabetes educator at Arkansas Children's Hospital for 11 years. In this position, Lisa presented to several groups such as medical staff, school nurses, and school food service directors. She also wrote articles for hospital publications and newsletters. Prior to that, Lisa worked as a registered dietitian at the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the VA, she worked as a preceptor for the dietetics internship program.