Who Are We?


Lisa Bender, Founder

Lisa graduated with an A.B. degree in English Literature from Stanford University. She began her career as a Menswear Buyer at Macy’s CA, and soon became the West Coast Sales Representative for Giorgio Armani Menswear. Lisa has been married to Jordan for 28 years, and has devoted the last 26 years to raising their three daughters, Hannah (26), Jane (23) and Sarah (14). She enjoys volunteer work, having served on the board of The Wonder of Reading, and as President of the John Thomas Dye School Parents' Association. Lisa plays golf, practices calligraphy, and always tries to increase her awareness!

Linda Lichtenberg, Founder

Linda received her B.S. in Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities and a teaching credential from the University of Southern California.  After graduating from college, she taught elementary school children at LAUSD and Torath Emeth Academy.  Currently, Linda is in school getting her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, where she has developed a passion for learning the complexities of human behavior.  Linda is moved by intelligent and soulful conversations, food and travel but most of all, by spending time with her husband Ari of 28 years and their two sons, Alex (26) and Elijah (22).