Lisa has been involved in the non-profit communities since 1996 serving as a board member, Director of Marketing & Development, Major Gifts Officer, and VP positions. Her background has been Fund Development with an emphasis on marriage and family, foster care, and pregnancy centers but her life for the past 20 years, as a widow and single parent, has increased her passion for emotionally healthy, intact families with both mom and dad in the home. With the help of others, Lisa launched Live the Life South Florida in the Fall of 2013 and will have presented relationship education seminars to more than 50,000.
Lisa received a BS from Florida State University and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, she has a Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Perdue and is a Lifework Leadership 2019 graduate. She has served her communities and church in a variety of positions and currently serves Keiser University as an Advisory Board member for the School of Psychology, on the Education Advisory Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Board member for the National Alliance for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME) and a monthly columnist for the Good News Newspaper. Her mission in life is teach others how to live out the first and second commandments. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40.
Lisa is the mother of Amanda, Paul, Molly, and Houston. She was Georgia born, has lived her life in North, Central and South Florida but she considers South Florida her beloved home.
Director of Student Programs and Singles
Amanda began her career with Live the Life as a high school volunteer. Upon graduating high school, Amanda attended Samford University and continued her involvement with Live the Life as the summer intern Camp Director for the Director of Student Programs.
Following graduation from Samford University in 2007 with a degree in International Relations and Spanish, Amanda began her professional career with the American Cancer Society in Tallahassee, Florida. Her teaching, team building, and program implementation skills produced the first Relay for Life team to exceed $100,000 in online giving. Her passion for people and her community extended beyond her work life as she was an active member of the Junior League of Tallahassee, a volunteer at her church, as well as for Live the Life’s headquarters in Tallahassee. In the Summer of 2011,
Amanda was presented with an opportunity to move to Lakeland Florida and implement student programs and REAL Essentials for Live the Life in Central Florida. In 2016, Amanda made her way back home to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she works as a realtor and has worked for Live the Life South Florida as a contract worker teaching Real Essentials in various high schools, teacher trainings, curriculum delivery, special events and administration. Due to growth and demand, Amanda accepted the position of Director of Student Programs in July 2018. Currently, she has oversight of 42 middle and high schools, 35 teachers, and has provided a minimum of 10 hours of relationship education to more than 29,000 students in Broward County, the 6th largest school district in America.
One of the perks of Amanda’s job is that some days, she gets to bring her 4 paws love “Milly” AKA LTLSF Mascot. Amanda is a Student Programs master in the day and a culinary master at night!
Director of Marriage Programs
Born and raised in South Florida, Scott has served almost 25 years as a pastor and now continues to serve marriages and families as Director of Marriage Programs for Live the Life South Florida.
He’s passionate in his desire to see marriages thrive and not just survive and models his life after Philippians 1:10 “I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.” He believes that our life, our marriage, and our family really matter to God. Living life on purpose takes intentionality and can only be done through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is an adventure that must be walked out daily and with purpose. No one stumbles into success in life or in relationships. It takes hard work, grace, patience, and a willingness to listen and at times be the first to apologize. Striving to become a person of integrity is the priority over becoming a person of prosperity. Scott earned a Bachelor's degree in Theology from International Seminary, a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Anchor Christian University, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Clarks Summit University. Scott also volunteers as a Police Chaplain for the Boca Raton Police Department and assists in developing new resources as Wellness Coordinator.
Married to Nichole for almost 25 years, with two sons and two daughters their home is active and full! Scott enjoys the outdoor life of fishing and hunting; he loves to play sports and enjoys staying in shape.
Director of Communications & Special Events
Monica was born in Peru and moved to the US in 1990, making South Florida her home. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, and the story was repeated in her own life; divorcing when her son was two. Today she reflects that God used her circumstances, talents, challenges, and love of people, in preparation to serve at Live the Life South Florida.
Monica earned her Business Marketing bachelor’s degree in USA and Architecture associate degree in Lima, Peru.
As the Director of Communication and Special Events, Monica is both an engaging and stimulating communicator. She provides more than 20 years of leadership involving customer/employee-facing roles within Human Resources and Executive departments. She has served as the voice of employees and clients, a spokesperson, and media contact in both the corporate and faith-based communities. Her experience has prepared her to be our voice and creator on all media platforms, digital communications, and special events.
Monica is passionate about relationships, is a Deaconess at her church and leads a community of over 700 Christian singles. She the master of fun, loves beach sunrises, and is a foody! She always says “NO” to franchise food chains. The love of her life is her son Anthony and his family.
Administrative Assistant & Community Liaison
Kelly has a passion for art, travel, adventure and helping people learn healthy relationship skills. Kelly’s interest in relationship skills began early because of her parent’s divorce when she was a child. Seeking to understand better patterns for her own future she actively pursued education and travel.
Kelly earned a Bachelor’s in International Business in the USA and a master’s degree in Decorative Arts and Antiquities in Florence, Italy. She took oral and written exams in Italian to complete her degree and then completed a Specialization in Renaissance Painting. She speaks Italian, Spanish, a little Portuguese… and on a good day, some English as well.
Kelly has known heartache and pain. She lost her only brother to suicide and has a huge heart for the lost and wounded. She has completed a survival course with the military in Brazil and she lived in Florence, Italy working with art and antiques for a decade of her life. Kelly is a natural Communicator, and she recognizes that relationships are one of life’s most beautiful benefits. Kelly is called a “glowstick”- She had to break before she could shine and now, she hopes to energize our community to prioritize the people in their lives. She is a single mom who raised her son, Nicholas. Kelly lives in Pompano Beach and loves adventures with her friends and family. Any given weekend you can find her on a kayak, doing a bible study, in an art gallery, writing a “book-long” text or experiencing some new adventure. Motto: Don’t worry- when plan A fails; there are 25 other letters in the alphabet.
Assistant Director of Student Programs
Jennifer started her career as an honors nursing student at Miami Dade college with a full scholarship. Working nights as a nurse technician and dedicating community service hours to Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). She received state, regional, and national acknowledgment for CPR and First Aid. As a nursing student taking elective psychology courses, she realized that her true passion was psychology.
After receiving her Associates of Arts Degree in Nursing Jennifer enrolled at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she received her master’s degree in counseling psychology and a minor degree in sociology.
Jennifer is happily married and together they have four daughters. Raised in a blended family, she understands the many challenges marriages and families face. She is a firm believer of Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” When Jennifer is not working, she enjoys traveling with her family!