Lise Engel is the Accounting and Royalty Specialist at BenBella Books. Her responsibilities include managing royalty calculation, accounts payable, and assisting with subsidiary rights management. She comes from a diverse background with a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston in cello performance. She later studied accounting and subsequently opened a bookkeeping practice where she served businesses including real estate, construction, nonprofit, and music publishing. Lise has traveled extensively as a cellist, performing in such venues as the Paris Opera, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Carnegie Hall, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and the Hollywood Bowl. Lise and her husband, Richard, are currently developing a native bee habitat on their land in rural Bosque County, Texas.