Public Speaking


I’ve always enjoyed telling stories. In elementary school, my nickname was Loudmouth Lisa.

With age, I’ve gotten more productive with my words. My energy is now directed toward helping others rather than just entertaining them. I’ve spent two decades following the career path of my dreams–and failed at finding true love for fifteen years–and those experiences shape my best public speaking events. From motivating others to never settle in life and take risks to accepting dating mistakes and learning how to love yourself first to sharing insights about video storytelling, content marketing development, hospitality design and social media, my chats are always honest, frank and served with a slice of humble pie (and a glass of Champagne).

Sadly, the rebuild process from the 2017 Tubbs Fire side-lined my public speaking for five years. I hope to jump back in in 2023.

Past public speaking appearances include:

UCLA Extension, Business of Wine Management, 2013 & 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College, Social Media Class, 2018

Women of the Vine & Spirits, 2017

Content Marketing World, 2017

Sonoma State University Wine Courses Guest Speaker, 2016 & 2017

Florida International University, Business of Wine, 2009-2017

Southern-Glazers Wine & Spirits Cheers! Diversity & Inclusion Program, 2015 & 2017

Houston Wine & Food Week Ladies of the Vine Luncheon, 2015

Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley & Sonoma (CANVAS) Social Media Bootcamp, 2014

Wine Bloggers Conference, 2010, 2012 & 2014

Wine Tourism Conference, 2013

Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium, 2011 (see separate video)

North Bay Business Journal Wine Industry Conference, 2011

Wine Industry Technology Symposium, 2011

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, 2010

View presentations from past speaking engagements. Contact me about a speaking opportunity.

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