LISA RAMIREZ is an accomplished writer and editor whose news reporting has been
recognized by the Associated Press. She has a long-running column in the Times Herald-
Record and her areas of expertise include food, wine and personality profiles.
Lisa and Chris have a daughter named Bella who, over the years, has successfully talked
them into adding two boxers, a couple cats and a fish to the household. She is currently
lobbying for a guinea pig.