Lisa Bryan was born and raised on a cattle ranch in central South Dakota. She calls Spearfish her hometown as she moved to Spearfish in 1984 where she became a student at Black Hills State University. Lisa has also been an entrepreneur since she was 16 years old and while she attended BHSU she also had a quilting and art business. Lisa graduated with a Bachelors degree in Human Services in 1993 and started her second business manufacturing a bread mix. Lisa and her family marketed the bread mix nationwide in supermarkets, gourmet/specialty stores, QVC and on the Internet.
From 2001 to 2004, Lisa was employed full-time at Black Hills State University as an instructor in the School of Business. Lisa was the Endowed Chair for the Entrepreneurship Department at the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota from 2009-2012.
In addition, Lisa is a consultant and trainer in the fields of entrepreneurship, marketing and tourism. In 1999, Lisa was presented with the Edwin M. Appel Prize for bringing Entrepreneurial Vitality to Academe from the Price-Babson College Fellows Program, Babson College, Wellesley, MA. In 2000, Lisa was the recipient of the Bush Leadership Fellowship, presented by the Bush Foundation. In 2003, Lisa was the recipient of the SD Board of Regents E-Learning award for the use of technology in the classroom and in 2007, Lisa received the “New Business of the Year” award presented by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce. Lisa also served for 4 years on the S.D. Governor’s Research and Commercialization Board.
In 2012 Lisa’s daughter took an interest in tennis and has been touring around America with her daughter Laura who is now on the professional tennis tour. They lived on and off in states such as South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, and New York while Laura trained for tennis at various academies and with private coaches. Laura is still competing in tournaments at the professional level and is also pursuing a career in real estate as well. Throughout the years they have always returned to South Dakota to their cattle ranch where their families operate the ranch.
Lisa has two boys, Clayton and Cliff ages 38 and 37, one daughter, Laura 21 and four grandchildren, Bailey, Carley, Audrey and Oliver.
This is an exciting new adventure for Lisa and she is dedicated to assisting her clients in finding exactly what they are looking for, while having a fantastic and smooth journey along the way. If adventure is what you are looking for, just remember Lisa is only one call away!