The interview below reveals Lisa’s passion for the Latino community and Denver.
What made you interested in working for Mi Casa?
I appreciate what Mi Casa is doing for the Latino community and the Denver community as a whole. Here at Mi Casa, we are giving people the tools to improve themselves, their families and the community. Empowering people with new skills to successfully start a business or launch a career gives our participants confidence, knowing they can achieve their dreams and pass on their knowledge to their children and grandchildren.
What are your job responsibilities at Mi Casa?
I am working in the Mi Casa Women’s Business Center, which is a very fast-paced work environment, which I love. We help people by giving them information on how to start or grow a business with tools, classes and the individual counseling necessary to help entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. It is very exciting work and I look forward to seeing all of our students become successful business owners and take their businesses to the next level.
Where is your hometown?
I am from Seal Beach, CA. Nobody has heard of this tiny town so I usually add that it is between Long Beach and Huntington Beach.
Where have you traveled?
Outside of the United States, I have been to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, England, Guatemala and Italy.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Innovative, Loving, Enthusiastic
What is your favorite restaurant in Denver?
My favorite restaurant is Ave. Grill on 17th Ave. They are consistent with their service and food quality. The staff is always friendly, they have delicious and innovative food, and they make a great Lemon Drop martini.
What are your hobbies/favorite pastimes?
I enjoy gardening, cooking, hiking, snowshoeing, dancing, and hanging out with my family and friends.
Do you volunteer anywhere in the community?
I volunteer at the Denver Rescue Mission where I prepare food, greet guests and serve food. It reminds me of all the things I am grateful for in my life while helping the homeless in the Denver metro area. I also volunteer and dance for a non-profit organization by the name of Barrio E’. Their mission is to create a space where people from all different backgrounds can come together and learn that we all come from the same roots through song, dance, and music.