Meet Our Team

Eric Horwitz, CEO / Founder

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.   

Eric volunteers his time with Big Brothers, Big Sister and helping high school kids learn entrepreneurship through the NFTE program.  He is a big fan of the Boy Scouts and was award the Eagle Scout badge.  In his free time he enjoys camping, travelling, spending time with his dog Emmet, trying out new recipes and going to the movies.  

Lisa Nadasdy, Program Manager

Lisa has worked in the after school enrichment arena for over 11 years. Lisa was inspired to join Eric at LIFT so that she can help to educate students to eat healthy and delicious food, all while learning valuable life skills at the same time.

A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University, Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors playing tennis and pickleball, doing Pilates, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Athena Stratis, Education Services Coordinator

Athena was born and raised in NYC where she developed a passion for food and healthy eating. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked for years in the hospitality industry.

At LIFT Enrichment, she has been able to combine her passion for cooking and educating children. In her spare time she enjoys a good game of billiards, hiking and trying new restaurants. 

Our Chef Teachers

Our Chef Teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all have a passion for teaching and cooking!  

Chef Altynai loves cooking for her family and joined the LIFT Enrichment team in 2017.  She enjoys sharing her passion for healthy eating at her other job at Whole Foods.  Her hobbies including hiking and travelling.

Chef Lynne is classically trained in the Culinary Arts, with an emphasis on local, organic, and sustainable dishes.  She loves to be creative in the kitchen and aspires to increase her culinary skills to the next level.  For her, kids represent the future and that's why she looks forward to teaching them healthy dishes each class.

Chef Kenna has always enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes.   After owning her own business for 21 years, she is now enjoying semi-retirement, living by the Ocean and teaching kids to cook!  She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, hiking with friends and seeing movies.

Chef Yvette has over ten years of experience as an early childhood educator.  Originally from Hawaii, she brings her "Aloha" spirit to the classroom and enjoys sharing her passion for culinary arts with kids.

Chef Trinetta is an LA transplant originally from the East Coast.   She has a passion for cooking and loves to try out new recipes from around the world.   Outside of cooking she loves to perform and write.  

Chef Rosane has been cooking since she was 7 years old.  She had decades of experience in catering and event planning.  Rosane also loves to teach children and help expand there minds through cooking.   In her free time, she enjoys Kenpo Karate, where she  is a 6th degree black .

Testimonials from our staff

"Keep enriching our younger generation with life essential skills of cooking. Thank you guys for what you do and thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with kids and teach them how to cook." - Altynai

"I love my job!" - Lynne

"I'm happy to be part of this company and that it continues to grow." - Jasmine

Join our team!  Apply with the "Work With Us" link on our website