SaLisa grew up in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Out of college, she started her career in energy at PPL in Northeast PA. She sold the first electric vehicle in the region (G-Van). She was also responsible for promoting electric technologies to large I&C customers. SaLisa quickly recognized the need to get an MBA due to the type of work she was doing and went on to get her Executive MBA from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She worked for PECO Energy and ConEdison Solutions providing regulated and deregulated energy solutions from selling commodities to energy service contracts. 

SaLisa then gained interest in the smart grid and worked for two start-up companies providing grid optimization services to large I&C customers. She helped customers monetize their excess capacity in order to sell it back to the electric grid through Demand Response and Regulation Services Markets. This led her to the energy software business where she sold Big Data analytics solutions to Governmental and Utility customers. SaLisa is an established veteran in the industry with over 25 years of energy expertise and delivering sustainable environmental solutions.