Lisa Filter joined Parks & Trails Council in June 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Natural Resources Science and Management with a focus on recreation resource management from the University of Minnesota. She brings years of experience in nonprofit communications work. She started her career in the Americorps VISTA program where she worked at the White Earth Land Recovery Project in northern Minnesota. Returning to Minneapolis, Lisa worked for the youth-development organization, Camp Fire for five years. She spent one summer as an interpretive-naturalist at Interstate State Park, one of her favorite parks.
She is also an avid park user. In 2019 she completed the Minnesota State Park Passport Club, along with her spouse and child. For the uninitiated, the club sets a goal of visiting all the state parks and recreation areas in Minnesota. Her son grew from a newborn to a teen in the 13 years it took to complete. Now, she has started the second time around and has added the hiking club to the goal.