Lisa was born into Above the Clouds and it has been a constant part of her life since. Her father, Steve Conlon, founded the company in 1982 and she began following in his footsteps early on. Lisa celebrated her second birthday at her Nepali grandparents’ home in eastern Nepal, by the age of seven had several Himalayan treks under her belt and has clearly inherited her father's wanderlust.
Lisa graduated from the University of Vermont in 2007 and received her MBA in 2012. She has traveled widely and led groups throughout the Indian subcontinent, trekked in Europe, lived for a while in Patagonia, and has taught for her alma mater (UVM), on a 6-credit summer course she helped create.
In the summer of 2013, Steve decided that he was ready to move on from the day-to-day operations of ATC and Lisa has since taken the reins.