Lisa Vihos

arts committee chair

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Lisa was born in Chicago, grew up in Michigan, spent five years on the east coast followed by 15 on the west. Wherever she goes, she notices herself always gravitating toward water. Lisa has a BA from Vassar College and an MA from the University of Michigan, both in art history. She began her professional career as an art museum educator where she worked for 20 years with posts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. In 2007, she branched into higher education, overseeing alumni relations, and later grant writing, at Lakeland University. In 2015, Lisa joined the staff of LNRP as the Development and Communications Coordinator and was pleased to put her skills as a writer, educator, and self-proclaimed “dot-connector” to work for the environment. Recently, her river has meandered back to the Kohler Arts Center, this time as a grant writer. In all her spare time, Lisa writes poetry, edits Stoneboat Literary Journal with three friends, organizes poetry events in and around Sheboygan through an organization called 100 Poets for Change, and is working with friends in Malawi to build a children’s reading garden at a school in the capital city of Lilongwe. She is excited to continue her engagement with LNRP by joining the board as the new “arts liaison” in 2018. She looks forward to finding ways to blend all her many interests and passions into projects that protect our land and water, ultimately making the world a better place for all.