Married with two young boys, Lisa Bentley, has lived in the Gellibrand electorate for more than 40 years, running as an independent in the 2018 Victorian election for the seat of Williamstown.

She completed a Bachelor of Social Science in 2012, was employed as Career Pathways Coach for two years at Brentwood Secondary College after completing 250 hours of placement and later opened a life coaching business as a sole proprietor in Williamstown.