Crystal Lizanich was born at an Army hospital in Louisiana, to a long line of military service members. As the eldest of 9 children, Crystal was also first to leave the nest, traveling to Jacksonville to study Radiology Technology and Nuclear Medicine Technology (AS Programs). In Jacksonville, Crystal married her husband, a law student and Army Reservist at the time, and gave birth to Ana, their daughter. In 2018, Crystal picked out and fell in love with their first home, in Inverness. Crystal served as Vice President of the Hernando Elementary Parent Teacher Association, and sits on the Citrus County Charitable Foundation Board. Her driving goals are to engage citizens directly, to bring transparency and a blue-collar workers' perspective to the Council.