Meet Lisa Stansell - Galitz

Communications and Marketing Director

An Army Brat as a child, Lisa grew up all over the world, and could always be found in a creek, a river or an ocean; swimming, catching crawdads or paddling something.  Moving to the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia to have and raise her children, she found mountain streams, rivers and lakes and a place to call home.  Now, almost within sight of the New River in Southwest Virginia, Lisa brings her love of the waters on the planet plus decades of marketing experience to the Conservancy.

Lisa has worked with the Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Indian Creek Watershed Association and the Watoga State Park Foundation in West Virginia, managing communications, graphics and website development. She is the  founder, and former editor and publisher of Lewisburg, W.Va.-based Daytripper travel magazine.

Lisa has spent a lifetime kayaking, tubing, swimming and playing in the waters of the New River watershed.  An avid fan of waterfalls, she has also hiked these mountains ever searching for waterfalls.  She calls her new position “a dream job – one for which I feel I have been training for years.”

Her motto is “A rising tide lifts all ships.”

B.A. in History, Concord University
B.A. in Philosophy, Concord University