Hi, I’m Lisa. I’m a multipotentialite. Welcome to my site!

Most people are hardly surprised when they learn I started my career as a makeup artist.

Web and software development came into my life later, after I realized that I was dissatisfied with the software we were using at a celebrity medical spa in L.A. If this was the best that was available, it wasn’t good enough! Never settle.

From then on, I embarked on my self-taught development journey.

I became fascinated by the kind of problem-solving that results when you dive deep into consistently evolving libraries and frameworks. To make a positive impact while continually learning is also the thing I canโ€™t shut up about.

How lucky is it that Iโ€™ve been able to solve bigger and better problems through the years?

When I work with colleagues, they tell me things like “Your idea to use regular expressions to solve one of the problems I was having was a great idea” and “I really appreciated you being vocal with your ideas and your willingness to try new solutions. Your front-end experience also helped us button up this project.”

I’m curious to hear from other self-taught coders as I know this journey can be challenging. Let’s trade notes and some laughs.

Hobbies include classic video games and pinball, style, blogging, writing, and motorcycling.

Random fact: if you watched any TV or movies during 2007-2008, you probably saw me on the big and small screens and didn’t even know it!

I’ve been a DJ for about 20 years, have flown places, done residencies, shared stages with people whose names I’m not dropping, but trust me, they’re huge with much bigly. That said, listening to akin to breathing for me.

Here’s what I listen to when I code and otherwise.

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