LISA LE BEAU OBEAR
Lisa has more than fifteen years of experience in EM&V, social research, and the energy industry. Over the course of her career, Lisa has led numerous large portfolio evaluations for utility clients across the country, with expertise across many facets including process, impacts, markets, and net-to-gross. In addition to her experience in evaluation, Lisa has designed and led novel and exploratory customer experience research focused on usability, accessibility, and equity. Her passion for understanding human behavior through social research has helped her design robust quantitative research and insightful qualitative research, and her years designing and implementing evaluations for utilities across the country has given her real-life context and experience. Lisa believes strongly in mixed-methods research, combining the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative research to answer her client’s questions.
Certifications & Education
- BA, Sociology and French, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Sheboygan Wisconsin, a block away from Lake Michigan. I love living in Wisconsin – there is so much natural beauty here, even when it’s cold and snowy!
Do you have any pets?
I have a Bernese Mountain Dog-poodle mix named Scout, and I am obsessed with her. We go on lots of adventures together.
Who’s your favorite band?
I grew up with a lifelong appreciation for The Beatles and have passed that along to my own children. A major life highlight was taking my dad and my then 6-year-old son to see Paul McCartney play at Lambeau Field a few years ago.
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to instantly play any song, on any musical instrument. I’ve played guitar for 20 years, and it takes a lot of dedication and practice. I am also currently learning the drums, which is going just ok. I’m no Dave Grohl.