After growing up on her family farm in West Virginia with her parents, Lisa attended West Virginia University to pursue an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Education. During her time there, she was active in Mountain Honorary, Block & Bridle, Collegiate 4-H, Collegiate FFA, and was a charter member of the Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Sorority. Lisa served as Charter President of the Chi Chapter, then Membership Candidate Educator, and was later involved in the Alumni Chapter after graduation. In 1994, Lisa was recognized as a recipient of the Sigma Alpha National Leadership Award. While attending graduate school at The Ohio State University, Lisa also served as an Advisor for the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha.
Beginning her career within OSU Extension in 1999, Lisa McCutcheon has served twenty-one years as the 4-H Youth Development Educator in Licking County. Her specializations fall within the areas of teen leadership development, livestock quality assurance programming, and food allergy awareness education. Within Licking County, Lisa maintains leadership for the community club program, selection and screening of adult volunteers, management of residential camping activities, camp counselor development, oversight of junior fair programming, junior fair board member development, livestock quality assurance education, horse safety & ethics education, and facilitates both the 4-H advisory committee and Extension advisory committee.
Lisa is married to Jeff McCutcheon, who serves as Director of Operations for OSU Extension, and they reside in Saint Louisville, Ohio. They have two children. Their daughter, Morgan, is a junior nursing student at OSU. Their son, Sean, is a senior in high school.