Lisa Addy-Peat, Founder/Executive Director
Lisa, Founder of The Taylor House, retired from Washington Mutual Bank in 2004, where she worked as a Senior Account Executive in The San Francisco Bay area for 10 years. Upon retiring, Lisa returned to Placer County where she built a home and enjoys spending time with her grown daughter, animals and practicing yoga.
In 2007 after years of volunteering at several, local, non-profit organizations such as the Sacramento Aids Foundation, Meals on Wheels and Gold Country Wildlife, Lisa joined the CASA organization and became a court appointed Special Advocate in Placer County. Out of her passion for advocating for teen girls in foster care, Lisa realized that there was a housing need for emancipating foster youth and out of that passion the Taylor House vision came to life.
In 2011 Lisa bought a run down 6 bedroom 2 bath home in downtown Roseville for the purpose of allowing former foster girls to come live in a safe environment where they can learn, live, grow, make mistakes and launch into their true independence. Lisa's vision is to allow the girls to get a first hand experience of the "Real World" learning valuable life skills, such as job and College paths, what it means to pay timely rent and being a productive part of their community.
Prior to coming to The Taylor House, Ashli was a Regional Supervisor of Social Services for the non-profit organization, LifeSTEPS. In her role, she serviced affordable housing communities across the Sacramento Region, educating residents on employment opportunities, parental support, financial budgeting, housing stability, educational programming, implementing after school programs to students,
as well as, identifying and meeting the needs of the community (donations, food commodities, resources, etc). Before coming to LifeSTEPS, Ashli was a Social Services Aide for The County of Del Norte’s Health and Human Services department where she maintained records
and caseloads of adults and children who are incapacitated and receiving social services. Other duties included supervising and making narrative reports of visits between foster youth and their biological parents, along with working with clients to
complete court ordered programming and testifying in court.
Ashli has a BA in Child Development from California State University of Sacramento. In her free time, she enjoys acrylic painting, going to country concerts and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.