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Lisa Williams' middle name must be Wonder Woman.

She is a devoted wife to husband Carl and devoted mom to Jacqueline, 18, and Bryan, 15. She is a skier, tennis player, scuba diver and student pilot.

She also paints, plays the piano and founded the Greenwood Art Gallery. And, in her free time, she has racked up a list of volunteer activities that is mind-blowing.

Lisa is a lifetime member of Angels Befriending Children, Hearts for Life, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Adoption Exchange, Friends of Ocean Journey and Colorado Uplift.

She’s on the board of the Art Conservation Center at the University of Denver, the American Heart Association, and the University of Denver High School, and she is a past board member of the National Conference for Community and Justice. She has chaired or co-chaired so many events that they’re simply too numerous to name.

Lisa just finished co-chairing this year’s Mask Project 3, benefiting the Hospice of Metro Denver. “I’m very devoted to hospice because it touches everyone’s lives sooner and later, and until they invent a cure for death, we’ll need hospice,” she says.

“The masks in the Mask Project this year were just incredible, especially David Alexander’s and Linda Goto's. After September 11th, many charities were having problems, but so many people came and donated and helped out. I was really happy with the turnout and the whole event. Of all the events I've worked on, the Mask Project is the most fun; everyone gets along with everyone and it’s a happy, cooperative and enthusiastic atmosphere.”

What gives a woman/man style? Style is not just clothes; it's the way you handle yourself and the way you present yourself to other people.

What is your favorite restaurant? One of my favorites is the Wellshire Inn, because of Leo Goto. He makes us feel like family.

Who is the most interesting celebrity you have ever met? President Bush at the inauguration, and when he was here in Denver. He's very congenial and comfortable.

Who is your hero and why? The mothers of all of the soldiers who are fighting in Afghanistan right now are heroes. My son is getting close to draft age and the possibility of him being drafted really scares me.

If your life were a movie, who would play your part? In my younger days, people said I looked like Audrey Hepburn.

When you move, what will your home tell its next owner about you? Thank God she finally cleaned the attic.

What words describes you best? Happy and caring.

How would you like others to describe you? I'd like to think a good mother.

What was your first job? I was a busgirl at the Copper Kitchen on West Colfax at age 15.

What word or expression do you use too much? "Brian, you're grounded."

What is one thing you'd change about yourself if you could? My cravings for Crème Brule.

What is your greatest indulgence? Exercise, because it makes feel good.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My family

When and where were you the happiest? Today.

Which talent would you most like to have? I'd like to be a singer. I can't carry a tune. When I sing I sound like Lucille Ball.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? My kids

What is your most treasured possession? A letter from my mother; it is the only thing that I have of hers.

What is your favorite journey? Life, and learning new things.

What do you consider to be the most overrated virtue? Consistency. You need to allow change in your life.

What are the qualities you most like in a man/ woman? The whole package -- they all blend together to make the man -- honesty, character, sense of humor, personality, but honesty being the foremost, and the same for a woman.

What do you most value in your friends? Friendship is a two-sided endeavor, and both people have to have the ability to listen and to care.

Who are your favorite writers? What is your favorite book? Right now I'm reading the "Power of One," and really enjoying it, and I also loved "Gone With The Wind."

What is the best advice you have ever received? I can't remember, so it's probably advice I didn't take.