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Lisa Kroese has a background in both public service and small business development. She is a product of public schools and all three of her children attend PUSD schools. Before relocating to California, she was an independent personal property and fine art appraiser. After volunteering for US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on her first congressional campaign, Lisa worked her way up to District Director in New York’s 20th congressional district. Later, as Director of Operations for the Senate of Pennsylvania, she covered legislative educational policy and constituent service for a state senator on the Education Committee.

In 2018, the Kroese family relocated to Pasadena when Steve, her husband, joined JPL’s Mars Rover team. Today, Lisa utilizes her negotiating and marketing expertise as a Realtor and Project Manager at John Mark Real Estate. She is a Pasadena Educational Network PUSD Certified Realtor advocating for our schools and students everyday.

During time off, she volunteers and serves on the executive committees for both the PUSD PTA Council and for Don Benito’s PTA. She is an active Girl Scout volunteer and Chair of the Board for the National Estate Sales Association. Professional memberships include: Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors, Tournament of Roses, Pasadena Rotary, the San Gabriel Valley Fiduciary Round Table, and the San Gabriel Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Lisa is known for her bold and courageous advocacy. When she is not working and volunteering, she enjoys hiking, reading, writing, and CrossFit.

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