Hello, and thank you for visiting.  My name is Lisa and I am the owner of Natural Surroundings LLC.  A little about myself, I was born and raised in Sauk City, WI.  I first developed a green thumb when I worked as a laborer in a greenhouse while in high school.  I moved to Corpus Christie, TX when I was 18.  While working at The Olive Garden, I saw two ladies come in and water the plants.  I thought that would be such a cool job.  I applied and then became one of the "plant ladies".  It was then that I knew I was destined to work with plants in some capacity.  I graduated from UW Madison with a Conservation Biology degree and a Certificate in Environmental Studies.  I was hired by a landscape company directly out of college and worked my way up to be Branch Manager for 8 years.  It wasn't until May of 2013, that I decided I needed to go into business for myself.  And so here I am, doing what I love.  I'm still called the "plant lady".

Iā€™m married to a wonderful man, Andy.  He supports me in all that I do and will occasionally help me with jobs that require some "heavy lifting".  We had a son, Levi, in December 2014 and is the pride and joy of our lives.  He is my motivation to be the best I can be every single day! 

My second passion in life is traveling.  I have a map of the world that has pins marking all the places I have been and lived.  My goal is to fill the map with pins; it's a big goal!   We will pack up the car and just drive with destinations in mind, but no set plans.  On those adventures we mix it up with some camper camping in state or national parks and check into a hotels when we need a shower.  You just see so much more when doing trips by car than flying to the destination.  We love to travel abroad as well and submerse ourselves in the different cultures, cuisine and beautiful landscapes.   Most of the photos you see are ones from our travel adventures.