Originally from the Chicago area, Captain Lisa began boating at an early age with her family on the Illinois River and Lake Michigan. Wanting to share the joys of being on the water with others, and as a licensed Captain (50 Ton Master), Lisa ran her own charter business in New Buffalo, Michigan. She also provided boating instruction to new boat owners and has helped many people feel more comfortable at the helm. Lisa moved to Sarasota in 2018. She quickly learned about Sarasota Bay and the surrounding waters as a captain for local tour companies and with Mote Marine running educational eco-tours. Professionally, Lisa has worked in technical and procurement roles for government, manufacturing, and laboratory facilities. She is proud of her two grown children - Dan, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Elizabeth, a master's graduate from Longwood University in Virginia. She is an avid cyclist and loves all things outdoors.