Liza Lightfoot


Full Name:              Liza Lightfoot

Education:              Madison Area Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Citizenship:            USA and South African

Drivers License:    USA Commercial Class B C & D


Work Experience:


  • Owner Avant Gardening and Landscaping Inc.
  • Owner Travel Learners LLC & Travel Learners PTY Ltd
  • Own and manage a 1.2 Million Dollar seasonal landscape contracting company, specializing in residential and commercial landscape design, and installation and maintenance services since 1985.
  • Own and manage Travel Learners LLC since 2009 and Travel Learners PTY Ltd, since 2011. Responsibilities include planning year round tours to South Africa for small groups of tourists.
  • Tour guide between August 15 and September 15 and December 1 to March 1 each year since 2007.




  • Co-founder and board Chair of Kidlinks World Inc., a US based 501 © 3 Non Profit charity.
  • Co-director of the LAND Project, Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Professional Organizations:


  • Board Member of Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association- Madison (WNLA)
  • Member: NARI- National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Liza Lightfoot Travellearners


Thank you Liza for all you did for us and the people of South Africa. — Bill S.

I would like to thank you for everything that you’ve done for me and all of the other students while we were in South Africa. Also, giving us the first hand knowledge before we left, and giving your insider experience after we left. You were an essential role in making our trip enjoyable. Your knowledge and experience in South Africa opened my eyes to a whole new world and I am thankful for that. Your dedication to the project and to South Africa makes me want to get more involved here in the United States with South Africa. We appreciated everything you did and I just wanted to thank you again!

Ellen G

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