Lisa is an Asheville native, graduatng from Asheville High School in 1979 and starting, at age 17 , (from 1979 to 1982 ) was a driver and competed in what is now known as the NASCAR NATIONWIDE Series , racing on tracks in Asheville and Hickory, NC. She was the first and only female driver in the Busch Grand National series at that time. She regularly qualified and finished in the top ten of race events, qualifying on the pole, "1st" , for her first event. She competed against top name drivers such as Harry Gant, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett, Harry Gant, Morgan Shepherd, Jack Ingram, and Bob Pressley. She worked along side of her father, Richard Jackson, from the age of 15, learning the business from the ground up.
Lisa went on to become Vice President of Operations, for Jackson Motorsports, Inc., in Denver, N.C (outside of Charlotte). Lisa enjoyed an exciting career in development and management of sponsorships for the race team and her clients included Pontiac Motorsports Division, SKOAL, Turner Network Television, Time Warner, LUCAS OIL, Hughes corp, EA Sports, and Ingles Supermarkets. She coordinated national public relations programs for the team including network TV, national radio and national print. She owned and managed a team in the BUSCH SERIES with sponsor media giant WCW, which was highlighted weekly on the highest rated show on TV at the time. Another highlight during that time period included developing and implementing a season long joint program with another TV giant, John Walsh. Lisa worked with him directly along with the "America's Most Wanted" television program to aid in the finding of missing children.
Lisa's oldest child started high school in 2005 and the weekly travel to the NASCAR events did not fit into her life anymore. Lisa had an involvement and interest in real estate for years, in the 90's she purchased and acted as contractor in the renovation of 3 historical buildings on N. Market St. in downtown Asheville . From there she designed and built 3 custom homes on Town Mountain in Asheville. Lisa also constructed several specialized buildings in Charlotte and Asheville to house the engine shop and race team.
Lisa began her full-time real estate sales career 7 years ago and has not looked back. It has been a natural fit for her.
You will not only appreciate her personal diversity; you will appreciate her extraordinary knowledge of business, and expertise in the many aspects involved in navigating the real estate market in Asheville, including her highly developed negotiating skills.
Lisa's success in life is a direct result of her high energy, positive attitude and her honest caring. Always up to a challenge, she enjoys all the outdoor activities this area has to offer whether hiking, mountain and road biking. It is her pleasure to share her Asheville heritage with you.