Born and raised in the Santa Ynez Vally, Liz moved to Paso Robles 30 years ago from the Berkshires in Massachusetts. While in Massachusetts she and her husband, Newlin, owned and managed a ski area, Otis Ridge. In the last 30 years they have raised two children, run businesses and developed Hastings Ranch Vineyard. Liz has been a business owner, homemaker, bookkeeper, office manager and served on boards of several non-profits. Currently she volunteers with Studios on the Park and very occasionally squeezes in time to paint the local landscape.