LISA Lisa was a childhood friend of then, "Buddy" LeFevre when she would come visit grandparents Hub and Mary Higby who lived across the street from Bud. She grew up in Iowa. In 1987 she graduated with a degree in Painting and Computer Graphics from Marycrest University in Davenport, IA. In the 90's, she worked in the fields of art, educational technology, and horticulture, in Milwaukee, WI. In 2000, she found her self back in Sterling, IL, to care for her grandmother, Mary, upon which she became reacquainted with Bud. She joined Distinctive Gardens in 2001 bringing with her a background in art, computer technology, horticulture and business. She continues to operate her studio while running Distinctive Gardens with Bud. In 2012 she was awarded the YWCA of the Sauk Valley "Pearl Woods" award for achievement in industry and private business for her work in the community in bringing culture and small businesses together through Second Saturdays Art Happenings and Sauk Valley Shop Small.