Lisa Colton, Founder and President
Lisa Colton is a graduate of Stanford University, and studied in Israel for 2 years at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Livnot U’lehibanot and the Yakar Learning Community, among others. Lisa’s work experience combines business strategy, education, technology, community building and a deep passion for Jewish life and wisdom.
In addition consulting, she is the founder and Executive Producer of the Great Big Jewish Food Fest and the Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest, major collaborative online festivals launched during the COVID era.
In addition to founding Darim, Lisa has served in various board roles at the University of Vermont Hillel, The Local Food Hub, Peabody School, BimBam, Community Carrot, Seattle Country Day School and many others. Lisa is the recipient of the Hillel “Exemplar of Excellence” Award, the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America’s “Young Professionals” Award, and the Nonprofit Technology Network’s NTEN-y Award. She is a current Wexner Heritage Fellow. She lives in Seattle with her husband, 2 kids, their dog and backyard chickens. She is also a consultant with Darim Consulting, LLC.
Darim draws regularly on a deep bench of amazing experts to add capacity, depth and wisdom to our work, which are hand picked for the needs of any particular project.