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 the A-HA epiphany when I realized that I was intensely 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!
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 design, consistently evolving libraries and frameworks, and WordPress.
WordPress has been my weapon of choice for nearly a decade!
To make a positive impact while continually learning is also the thing I can’t shut up about.
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.”
Recent happy emails that I’ve received include, “Thank you so much! That CSS snippet did the trick!” and “Lisa, you are an angel, thank you so much!” and “I wanted to follow up on the last emails we’ve had! I think after more research and looking through the information on the links you’ve sent me, I’m ready to take the leap with WordPress.”
How lucky am I that I’ve been able to solve bigger and better problems through the years?
I’m also very curious to hear from other self-taught coders (especially women, POC, and anyone that identifies as an underrepresented person in tech) as I know this journey can be challenging. Let’s trade notes and some laughs.
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 also been a DJ for over 20 years, and have flown to cool places. I had a residency in the jungle room at one of the later incarnations of world-famous Magic Wednesdays in Los Angeles.
Listening to music is akin to breathing for me!
I’ve got a special place in the feels with the music of Autechre, Aphex Twin, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, The Cars, Nick Cave, Fugazi, PJ Harvey, Joy Division, Massive Attack, and much more. I think I’ve seen Depeche Mode the most?
My bass guitar has been long neglected but I’m hoping to change that very soon!