Pelham, New York, United States
Home page: http://www.lisatolliver.com
Dubbed "One of Westchester's Rising Stars" in 2000 (by Whitney Radio Group
Owner-President, William O'Shaughnessy), saluted as a Phenomenal Woman in
2005 (by Emmis Communications), and appointed a National Poetry Month
Ambassador in 2006, Lisa Tolliver (A.B. Harvard, M.B.A. and post-graduate
Columbia), is Principal Owner of professional services firm 360 MERIDIAN, LLC.
There, she provides success coaching, management and e-business consulting,
education/training, and communications services to private and public sector
clients. She also hosts several business and public affairs radio shows, lectures
internationally, serves on several organizational boards, and teaches university and
Tolliver's first paid writing jobs included stints grading essays for junior high school
teachers and serving as a writing coach for fellow students. In high school, she won
an Alpha Kappa Alpha Writing Award and Black Elks (Improved Benevolent
Protective Order of the Elks) Oratorical Contest, and edited her high school
yearbook. During college, she amassed additional writing, editing, and publishing
experience at United Press International, the Radcliffe Publishing Office, Harvard
Student Agencies Publishing (preparing LET'S GO! travel guides and other
manuscripts for publication), and numerous work-for-hire engagements.
Tolliver uses the nom de plume "Pickles" when publishing children's media; the
children in her neighborhood began calling her Pickles when Lisa worked part-time
at a fast-food restaurant, during high school. Her first children's publication is a
multimedia puzzle book and activity packet titled Experience the Alphabet!
Tolliver's publications include two telecom industry guidebooks and numerous
articles, regulatory filings, applied research studies, strategic plans, educational
materials, and creative works. She has also exhibited ethnographic fieldwork and
documentary photography in initiatives sponsored by the Library of Congress
American Folklife Center and Brigham Young University/Utah Heritage Project.
She now serves on several editorial and peer review boards, writes several columns
(at Lisa Tolliver On Air and Online, Emergency Preparedness and Safety Tips,
BlogCritics.org, and SCORE Westchester's SCORE306 Wordpress Blog), and
helps numerous "brick" and "click" clients develop and distribute digital and print
content for entertainment, commercial, educational and community-based
A sample of Tolliver's published works and broadcasts is listed below. For more
information, visit www.LisaTolliver.com.
Interests: Community service, downhill skiing, water sports, word/logic/math puzzles, the arts,
and cultural activities.
Published writer: Yes