Our Team

Meet our team

Lisa Portis

Training Coordinator

Favorite Quote

“If fear grips you, just do it afraid.”

~ Grandma

About Lisa:

Every one of our 500-plus team members knows Lisa. Because she organizes and runs new hire orientations, she’s one of the first faces that new team members see. Lisa also teaches mandatory alcohol serving training classes, making sure each server knows important legal protocol, and organizes Swinomish Casino & Lodge MVP celebrations, picnics and holiday parties for team members. Lisa’s fun, positive personality makes her the perfect training coordinator. She makes each class educational but also engaging and entertaining. Lisa strives to make each team member feel special. She writes each one a special card on their anniversary and birthday to show appreciation for their hard work. What Lisa enjoys most about her job is the chance to be creative each day, but, more importantly, seeing team members smile and hearing their accomplishment stories. When having rough moments, Lisa believes the best antidote is humor. Before joining the Swinomish team, Lisa worked in customer service and sales, during which she was top salesperson in Washington for 12 consecutive months. During her time off, she loves making crafts, preparing for the holidays and singing Disney songs while doing dishes.

Here's an example of Lisa's creativity: