Liz was born in Michigan and lives in Marin County California with her family. She has both a BFA and MFA in photography and mixed media. For 11 years, after completing her master's degree, Liz stayed on at the San Francisco Art Institute to teach on the photo faculty. She specialized in digital imaging, mixed media, and bookmaking. In 2017, Liz moved into a full time studio practice. Her work focuses the notions of photography and its role in family, memory, and history. In her practice, Liz utilizes her photography in combination with textiles, sewing, sculpture, and installation.