Born and raised in Manila, Lyra studied in St. Scholastica’s College, Manilla. She worked as an Operations Manager at Cybernet Slash Support, and Sales Manager at Nestle, Philippines. She is the founder and president of non-profit Venaglia Payee, Inc. and Venaglia International Productions. She also is a co-founder and CMO at Micrutech Business Solutions, and a co-founder of Venaglia-Mills Business Solutions. Married to Ed Venaglia, a software architect, and has two children, Amber and Allen.