2018 Celeb Lisa Baehre
From yoga and volleyball to running and kickboxing, Lisa Baehre, Executive Director of the Sandler Center Foundation, is no stranger to sports or athletic competition. However, aspirations for the dance stage have eluded her ever since a painful encounter with a harsh and demanding ballet teacher at the tender age of 6 foiled her plans for prima ballerina stardom. Boldly trading her gym trainers for dancing shoes, Lisa is ready to take to center stage to represent the Sandler Center Foundation and its mission to educate, inspire, enrich and build our community, strengthen local arts organizations, and instill an appreciation of the arts through the underwriting of world-class performances at the Sandler Center.
Lisa is the youngest executive director of a preeminent arts organization in Hampton Roads. When she isn’t tackling fundraising, organizational growth, sponsor partnerships, member relations or marketing, you can find her enjoying the spectacular entertainment at YNot Wednesdays with her boyfriend Marc Bernarducci, Happy Hour at Ruth’s Chris, or enjoying the ocean breezes from her home in the Vibe Creative District of Virginia Beach.