Pictured here with youngest daughter Keira, Liana has been ballooning for as long as she can remember (that’s her in the ancient photo above!!), earning her pilot’s license in 1995. Upon completion of her Biology degree at UVA, she promptly realized a traditional career wasn’t for her… so in ’99, Blue Ridge Ballooning was born. Even after close to 2,000 hours of flight time, you’ll never hear her complain about the view from her “office”! When she’s not flying, she’s probably out training for the next triathlon, roasting nuts at a friend’s bakery, or offering financial coaching in the local community.