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Meet Lisa 

Lisa Palermo Matto is an Author, Impact Speaker, Secondary English Teacher, Youth Minister, and Coach. She has worked with middle school, high school, and college students for over 30 years. 

Lisa is active in her community and serves on the boards of many charities.  She has been the key note speaker for staff and student retreats, as well as high school commencement speaker. 

She has made guest appearances on a variety of television and radio news shows and was the featured guest on the podcast, Today I Choose.  She is the author of The Up Side Of Downs, and has written several articles for Exceptional Needs Magazine. She has been featured in CNY Women’s Magazine as well as other print media.

Lisa lives in Upstate New York where she and her husband raised two children. 


While she loves to travel, Lisa is happiest in her kitchen surrounded by family and friends.  Her most requested meal to prepare is her homemade pizza, made famous by her late Uncle Shuffles, who was one of the original owners of Twin Trees Pizza.

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