Lise Engel is the Accounting Associate at BenBella Books. Her responsibilities include managing accounts payable, assisting with the royalties process, and managing subsidiary rights records. 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 went on to study 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. She has two sons in college and lives in Dallas with her husband.