After growing up deaf, Lisa wanted to help others manage deafness, at the same time, raise awareness and help Australians create inclusive communities. This is how Honeybee Creations was born. Lisa is bilingual in Auslan and Spoken English, therefore is able to appeal to deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing audiences of all ages.
Lisa is a former International Theatre Director and Actor. After working as a deaf actor with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf Company Lisa progressed to become an established international theatre director / workshop leader for deaf and hearing youth between 2000 -– 2006.
During this time, Lisa worked for Arts Council England as a Deaf Arts Consultant, which involved increasing awareness of Deaf issues and promoting the work of Deaf Artists to regularly funded mainstream arts venues. She also delivered two highly successful Arts and Culture for Development projects for the British Council in East Africa in 2001 and again in South India in 2004.
In 2007, Lisa became a published author of the visually stunning hardcover coffee table book entitled ‘Look at Me: Deaf Awareness’. Two years later, Lisa completed a postgraduate diploma in education degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast – thus cementing her rich experience in Education. Lisa’s recent credits include winning Sensis’ ‘Inspiring Others to Achieve’ award and cover star of the White & Yellow Pages 2014/15 Sunshine Coast Edition.
Lisa is looking forward to seeing Honeybee Creations become successful across Australia and in doing so, begin to create an inclusive and positive environment nationwide for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.