Lisa Alway is a Northern California native, born on a small island in the Bay Area called Alameda. Before discovering accounting, Lisa’s first love was literature. Lisa attended San José State University where she earned her BA in English. After SJSU, Lisa worked in business development and marketing for consulting firms and nonprofits. After some years of professional development, Lisa went back to school and earned her MBA, with concentrations in accounting and marketing, from Mills College in Oakland. During graduate school, Lisa fell in love with accounting and the intricacies of making informed financial management decisions. Before joining Propeller Industries, Lisa interned in the accounting department of a nonprofit organization in East Oakland and worked as an accounting graduate teaching assistant.

Aside from accounting, Lisa enjoys skiing, scuba diving, musical theatre, good literature, cooking, and wine.