Lisa Gates, Office Manager
A Durango native, Lisa is the glue that holds everything together. Through the years, Lisa has worked in both the private and public sectors giving her a unique understanding of each. As a legislative auditor for the State of Colorado, Lisa was able to observe and identify organizational strengths and weaknesses on a micro and macro level that has proven to be a great tool for managing SGA.
Lisa’s organizational and financial skills make her a perfect fit for the contractual and financial management of the firm. Lisa handles all human resource management, contracts, audits, billing, and even a few birthday parties.
Lisa has also worked throughout the years as a non-profit grant writer, a probation officer for the State of Colorado, and is now the CFO for both Steve Gates Architect and E-Terra Construction. Lisa volunteers a great deal of her time locally in Durango as well as for Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club where their daughter Analise is an alpine ski racer. She enjoys alpine skiing, days at the lake paddle-boarding, and an occasional glass of wine or two, maybe three…