Lisa was born and raised in New York City (Harlem) where she attended Louis D. Brandeis High School. After graduating, she began her career as a receptionist for GC Services Collection Agency where she was promoted to Account Executive for the New York City Parking Violations Bureau. After 3 years, Lisa moved to Washington DC where she worked as a facilities manager for the law firm of Surrey & Morse. Lisa and her son Jayson later returned to New York where she gained experience in multiple areas, including the entertainment industry where she worked at BMG Entertainment as a Licensing Coordinator. In 2006, Lisa made the move to finance where she was a long-term consultant in the AML/Compliance department of Smith Barney Citigroup which later became Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Lisa is married to Steven Carter and they both have one son Jayson, who is the father of 2 girls and 1 boy. When not working, Lisa enjoys freelancing as a make-up artist, her experience and work takes her from Bridal to the film industry.