Pinnacle Sports Club
Little Rock, Arkansas
Pinnacle Sports was created to offer more sports opportunities to student-athletes, regardless of their level.
As a former professional athlete, Coach Lisa has come to understand the value of sports when it comes to building character traits such as discipline, commitment, teamwork, and competitiveness that help kids be successful in life. It also taught her the importance of being active to guarantee a long term balanced physical and mental health. Sports was a big part of her life growing up, giving her new experiences, friendships, and allowing her to travel around the world meeting people, learning about new cultures and languages.
As a Coach and P.E. teacher, she has observed several situations where she saw the growth that sports added to children's lives, whether it was their character, self-esteem, social skills, emotional intelligence and even in their personal lives. This rewarding accomplishment feeling is what drives her and what keeps her going.
Founder of Pinnacle Sports Club and
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lisa is a former professional water skier. She was 15 times National Champion, 2 times Latin-American Champion Top 13 in the World, 4th place in the Pan-American Games 99 and still holds the Brazilian Record in salom, jump and tricks. During her career she was lucky to travel the world while competing. She has been to all European and South American countries, Canada, Mexico, Singapure, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She played volleyball in a Brazilian College Team as an outside and middle hitter and was also Pernambuco State Champion in Tennis in 2013.She also loves surfing and snow skiing.
Lisa is graduated with a Bachelor Physical Education and a Masters in Sports Management. She worked for AXN as an extreme sports tv anchor where she dove with whale sharks, did hang gliding, bungee jumping and rafting in New Zealand while covering the Echo Challenge Events. After having her two children and moving to Recife, she worked at the American School of Recife during 10 years where she taught Physical Education for Lower, Elementary and Middle Schools and coached Volleyball, Soccer and Tennis and soon became the After School Program Coordinator and, together with an amazing team, she improved considerably the success and integrity of the program.
In July 2017 she and her family moved to Litte Rock. She realized that sports here were seasonal and decided to organize some off-season volleyball clinics for her kids to keep active. After a couple of sucessful clinics she was asked when there would be more and this is when Pinnacle Sports Club was created. Lisa's passion for sports and adventures motivates her to share her knowledge and experience and to continuously gain and develop new ones!