After over a decade of experience in retail, Lisa Hutchens decided it was time to take her life in a new direction. She went back to school for event planning with the goal of helping non-profits raise funds through event planning, community connections and marketing. Lisa began volunteering for Life's Handy Work in 2010 because she believes empowerment is a crucial part of becoming a successful adult. She has become Life's Handy Work's unofficial cheerleader while taking on event planning and community relations work. When she's not volunteering she spends her time with elementary school students as a para-educator and with her grandson, Gavin (pictured).