Lisa Orbach RIPThere is another angel in heaven looking down over the animals of Playa del Carmen. Our friend Lisa Ohrbach passed away in July in her new home in San Miguel de Allende. Lisa called Playa home for a number of years and she had many close friends. She was a great source of support for the animal rescue efforts going on in the region. Coco's Cat Rescue was one of her favorites and she spent a good deal of time contributing to their work and helping to socialize the cats in their care to ready them for new adoptive homes.

Lisa had many friends in Playa, myself included, but I think she was more comfortable with and preferred the company of her four-legged friends...especially her beloved horses. Horses were a great passion of hers and when she wasn't riding, she could be found at the local and regional competitions cheering on the kids and their mounts. A true horse lover if ever there was one, nothing was too good for her babies and she had recently moved them to San Miguel de Allende, a region with a more moderate climate and a well established equestrian community. It was there in her new home that she passed away. Her body as cremated and her ashes spread at the ranch where her horses are. I think she would have liked that.

Lisa gave way more than she got back in her life. Today would have been her birthday. If you would like to honor Lisa in some way and celebrate her life, please consider a donation to Coco's Cat Rescue. Rest in peace, Lisa. You were loved and you will be missed.

Lisa Ohrbach 


Michele Kinnon
Michele Kinnon
and her husband Rob are the owners of BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors and FurnitureMEX, both based in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Michele is a member of Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside and participated on the founding committee for Taste of Playa, the Riviera Maya's largest and longest running culinary festival. She also blogs, writes local interest articles and administrates the Riviera Maya Events Calendar. Michele and Rob have lived in Playa del Carmen with their two children since 2004. Follow her updates on Google+.