Lisa Carlson

Lisa has worked in public affairs and fundraising in the Pacific

Northwest for over 20 years. Her expertise includes the areas of

event planning and execution, project management and logistics. She began her career serving the state of Washington while working in Washington, DC and went on to work as an advocate for small businesses in Olympia, WA.

In 1996, Lisa founded a fundraising and event management consulting firm to serve clients in the nonprofit, political and corporate sectors. Her recent work focuses on delivering exceptional results for partners engaged in the arts, leadership development and software industries.

While working with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for the past 13 years, Lisa has directed over $8.5 million in funds raised for cancer research. This work includes managing more than 1400 climber/fundraisers as they aspire to ascend mountain peaks across the Pacific Northwest and on four continents.

Lisa is a lifelong Washingtonian and graduated from Washington

State University. She spends her free time reading, hiking,

snowboarding and volunteering her time with organizations focused on children, cancer research and the outdoors. An adventurer at heart, she’s climbed mountains all over the world for charity, completed marathons and loves exploring beautiful terrain.