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At Hutchens & Associates, it is our goal to help learn the truth through research-based findings. That’s why we offer a free phone consultation to walk you through your options, discuss your goals and budget.



Meet Lisa Hutchens



Lisa Hutchens

From the age of 3 years I grew up in Venezuela, Algeria, Libya, Norway, Australia and Peru.  My father's career in the petroleum industry assured me of a very broad and diverse education, in and out of the classroom.  I was educated in the French, Norwegian, Australian and American school systems.  I retain moderate fluency in French and minimal fluency in Norwegian and Spanish.

My nursing career began in Fort Worth, Texas, where I graduated from Texas Christian University in 1977 with a Bachelor or Science in Nursing. 

Following 25 years as a surgical nurse and nurse educator in Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas, I relocated to Santa Barbara, California in 2002.  While continuing my surgical and educational career path, I subsequently earned a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors University, and certification in Legal Nurse Consulting from the Vickie Milazzo Institute. 




39+ YEARS...
Of surgical nursing experience and nursing education in Texas and California.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Active License for Registered Nurse in California
  • Specialty Certification in Peri-operative Nursing, Emeritus Status (CNOR-E)
  • Member of the Association of Peri-operative Nurses (AORN)
  • Member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC)