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welcomeLisa S. Roberts is Mimi. Lisa is an Author, Creator, Radio Co-Host, Entertainer, Businesswoman – She is also a Mother,  Grandmother, and Texas Businesswoman. 

In her early career Lisa served as a Child Development Director for several private schools in Austin and as Assistant Director for the University of Texas Child Development Center. Her involvement with children’s causes include serving on a subcommittee of the Austin Child Care Council, and the Austin Employer’s Collaborate Council.

Lisa served as Vice-President of Plant Interscapes, Inc. for over nine years managing horticultural teams and earning landscape and gardening certifications.

Lisa holds these titles:

  • BA in Business at St. Edward’s University, Austin,Texas
  • Certified Horticulturist
  • Certified Child Development Specialist/Director in Texas

Today Lisa is the owner of:

Lisa resides with her family on a small farm near Liberty Hill, Texas.

Extended Biography

Lisa S. Roberts, is also known as everyone’s Mimi, in her children’s book series’ Back to the Bascis with Aydan & Addy. She was raised on a farm in Brenham, Texas and enjoyed every minute of gardening and working with the farm animals. Lisa is a Texas native and a graduate of Brenham High School and earned a Business Degree at St. Edwards’s University of Austin, Texas. She is the proud owner of Back to Basics Concierges & Home Care Services LLC located in Liberty Hill, Texas where she serves the elderly and folks in need of personal assistance. Lisa has an extensive background in marketing and management, and decades of experience generating creative and innovative ideas.

Earlier in her career she worked as a teacher and Child Development Director for Children’s World, Children’s Place/Creative World private school, YMCA of Austin, and as the Assistant Director for the University of Texas Child Development Center; creating transitional specialty classes for children ages 18 months to twelve years of age. Lisa worked with the Metro and Child Development boards on educational projects and trained staff to adhere to the standards set by the National Association of Young Children. Her involvement with children’s causes included serving on a subcommittee of the Austin Child Care Council and the Austin Employer’s Collaborative Council and a relationship with the Austin Food Bank and the Child Adult Food Program of Texas to create less expensive, well-balanced and nutritional meals for students and also partnered with the United Way in starting up projects for the YMCA center.

Lisa also was the Operations Manager for Burlington Coat Factory and enjoyed working and managing within the retail field.
Lisa worked her way up into a Vice President’s position of an interiorscape plant company, Plant Interscapes Inc., for nearly nine years and managed horticultural teams while earning landscape and gardening certifications. While with this wonderful company, she was honored as the “Outstanding Manager of the Year” award for several years running. She currently co-hosts a gardening radio show,www.thegardeningnetwork.com and writes their weekly informational blogs.

Her experience also includes acting, singing and performing as part of a family vocal group, Sellers Sisters/Emerald Eyes. The experience gave her the opportunity to perform with Willie Nelson, Trini Lopez, and others. The group was invited to guest on radio shows, on the world famous Grand Ole Opry and at the renowned Nashville venue, the Bluebird Café. The group’s first recording, out of Nashville, “Take the Keys to My Heart and Drive Me Crazy”, climbed to number one on the Independent charts in the early 1990’s.

A career that has included managing schools, other varied businesses, and her own company, along with stints in the entertainment arena, problem solving with children and their parents, and even being trained as a Grist Miller at the Colvin Run Mill in Virginia, have paved the path to her latest passion and venture, children’s book author for the “Back to the Bascis with Aydan & Addy” book series.
All of these professional experiences have underscored her commitment to business, children, education and sharing traditional values with her own children and grandchildren. What started as a spark of inspiration has not only grown into a series of books, but has developed into an educational enterprise, Back to the Bascis with Aydan & Addy LLC.

Her mission and vision is to help parents and children get back to the basics of America’s founding values, such as leadership, honesty, self-sufficiency, strong family ties and work ethics. She is passionate about sharing the importance of “reaching back to move forward” through the children’s book series, interactive blogs, children’s radio show, parent guides, educational and fun products, instructional cartoons and shows, value curriculum and speaking engagements.


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