Lisa Brende was born and raised in Woodland Hills, California, and currently resides in Los Feliz. She has been a realtor with Coldwell Banker since 2002, and specializes in the sale of residential real estate in the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake and West Hollywood. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Lisa has been actively involved in other charitable organizations over the past several years, and participated as a cyclist in the California Aids Ride in 2003. Lisa has been volunteering with the Trevor Project as a Helpline Counselor since February 2008, and joined the Board of Directors in March 2009.