Lisa Taylor
Project Manager

My family and I moved to the Cleveland area in 2019 from downtown Chicago. The move was transformational and one of the best life decisions we have made. A job opportunity for my husband with Destination Cleveland is what brought us to Ohio, and we haven’t looked back!

I have a son in kindergarten and a daughter in fifth grade within the Orange City Schools District. They are involved in an array of activities from musical theatre to sports. We reside in Orange Village and frequent Pinecrest, Eton, and many neighborhood restaurants and beyond. When not exploring our local area, we delight in discovering the world-class museums and cultural institutions near University Circle and along the lakefront. Our exotic shorthair cat, Sterling, keeps us entertained at home.

Canton, Ohio is where I was born and raised and it’s the home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I have lived in a variety of cities including Ithaca, New York, Bloomington, Indiana, New York City, Oxford, England, and Austin, Texas. I’m a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and hold a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University.

For fun, I love exploring new and interesting restaurants and hotels. Enjoying musical theatre is a passion, so I recently became a season ticket holder at Cleveland’s illustrious Playhouse Square. I serve on the Orange Community Education & Recreation Commission Board, act as the Kindergarten Liaison for the Orange Elementary & Middle School PTA, and volunteer with the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.

Compared to other cities I’ve resided in, the acclimation process to Cleveland was seamless. In my experience, Clevelanders were very welcoming and genuinely interested in helping new residents become part of the fabric of the community from the start. Our family instantly became Clevelanders!