Jan 23, 2012

Getting To Know Our Team: “Commander in Sweets” Lisa

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes

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In an effort for you to get to know us a little bit better, we have shared with you interviews with Natalie, Jo and Arisara. I almost can’t believe that I haven’t introduced you to our Commander in Sweets Lisa. For those of you who do not know Lisa already, she is my right hand gal. After being in the music industry for over 15 years, Lisa joined our team part time over 3 years ago and then came on board full time last year. And thank goodness she did. She’s a Jill of All Trades and an amazing person to work with side-by-side as we grow the business. What’s better is we instantly connected and she’s one of my closest friends.Whether we’re traveling, working late nights, giving presentations, or dealing with every day business, we have FUN together.  So come meet my Commander in Sweets….

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT AAE:

I wear many hats at AAE. Amongst other things, I handle all of the finances and human resources, review featured submissions and consultation forms, work on proposals for clients and assist Amy with the styling for parties and photo shoots.

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO AAE:

One word….AMY. We had a mutual friend who turned me on to her website. I was so inspired by the creativity and artistry in her work that I basically begged her to let me be a part of her team.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SWEET:

Peanut M&M’s and, most recently, Reeses Pieces.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST CHALLENGING THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE CREATIVE FIELD

Working in a creative field! My brain was just not wired that way. I was never comfortable creatively and always loved working with numbers. I basically had to learn a brand new industry and try to learn about design in a short period of time. Luckily, I had a great teacher.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOST INSPIRING EXPERIENCE AT AAE

There have been many. Creatively, I would have to say the tables that we created for a wedding in Carmel, California. The location was stunning and the tables were incredibly beautiful.  Emotionally, the table that we created for the kids at The Ronald McDonald House. These children are going through unimaginable things and had smiles on their faces that lit up the room.

EXPLAIN COMMANDER IN SWEETS

America has a “Commander in Chief”..Amy Atlas Events has a “Commander in Sweets”.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF BEING PART OF THE AAE TEAM:

Before I started working with Amy, I did not even know what a blog was. I have learned so much and have completely fallen in love with design. Also, seeing a book through from conception to delivery has been one of the most exciting things that I have ever been a part of.

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26 Comments for: “Getting To Know Our Team: “Commander in Sweets” Lisa”

  1. It’s so nice to put a face behind a name! Great to meet you, Lisa. Thank you for your sweet words when you review our submissions :)

  2. I love seeing the people behind the blog!

  3. Hi Lisa! So so nice to finally put a face behind a name! SO GREAT to “meet” you!!!

  4. So great to be able to place a face with a name! Lisa is the sweetest ever, with such professional and kind emails! xo, Jenny

  5. ever so helpful, a pleasure to meet you, lisa!

  6. Hooray! I just LOVE Lisa! She is such a sweetie and totally genuine. It’s so interesting to read some of this stuff! I never knew she was in the music industry. The way she came to be at AAE is totally inspiring to me!

  7. Nice to meet you Lisa! You are the sweetest Commander in Sweet! It’s so great to put a face behind a name! Thank you Amy.

  8. hi Lisa!!
    Very inspiring intro!! It goes to show all you need is the desire to learn
    design and the rest follows, you don’t have to be innately gifted with it!
    Great work and contribution to the AAE team!!

  9. Lisa, it’s great to put a face behind the email/name. Despite not having a “creative background” you do an incredible job. You choose and post the most beautiful submissions that I am inspired by daily.

  10. Lisa, it is so nice to get to know more about you and your role at AAE. I think Commander in Sweets must be one of the best jobs and you do it so well!
    Jeannie

  11. I love seeing everyone’s comments! She really is the BEST. Right now she is singing Tina Turner in the other room while working away. Priceless.

  12. “Commander in Sweets” indeed! Lisa you wear the title well and your smile screams “SWEET”!!!

  13. Awwww….thanks you guys. I am truly inspired by your submissions every day!

  14. Wonderful to meet the girl behind the scenes and it looks like you are ‘Two Peas in a Pod’. You definitely have an eye for detail as it certainly comes across in the blog. You were also a doll to deal with when dealing with my submissions! Great post ladies and keep up the fantastic work – I cannot wait to see the book!

  15. Dear Lisa, always so sweet and kind! A great member of the AAE team!

    xo and hugs,

    Susana

  16. Commander in Sweets is the most awesome job title ever. And I too will line up to say I think Lisa is wonderful.

  17. Lisa!! You’re an absolute doll and so lovely to “see” and hear all about you!! You are amazing at what you do xx

  18. Beautiful.

  19. I loved this! You ARE so sweet Lisa! : )

  20. So wonderful to find out more about you Lisa! And it was a pleasure to have met you too ;) x

  21. Nice to finally ‘meet’ you Lisa :)

  22. I LOVE it, thanks so much for sharing!!! It is so nice to put a person behind the name, and that sweet face :)

    Amy

  23. Lisa- LOVED reading more about you- the kindness, most supportive commander in sweets ever! Thanks for bringing all this creative inspiration to my world each day.
    Jenny

  24. It was so fun to hear about Lisa’s prior experiences and how she came to AAE! It really is great to put a name with a face, thanks!!

  25. Lisa! Great to see your smiling face! Thanks for all your help with my blog post. ^__^

  26. Welcome on board Lisa! This opporunity is yours for a reason. So excited for you,but can I just ask how you two stay so thin around all those sweets? :)

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