This is the second year of putting on the NorCal 40’s and the second year of Lisa running the show. She oversees everything. Programming, venue, volunteers, judging, registration, food, parking, insurance, blog, facebook and making sure that the emcee is well lubricated with his favorite adult beverage. Everyone loves a mouthy emcee. This year was different from last though. There was pressure. Backyard throwdowns are cool but we had set a bar and we only want to raise it. Lisa is a driving force behind that. She is not only an incredibly organized individual but she has incredible vision. She knows what she likes and what she doesn’t . She has the incredible confidence to voice her feelings and then back them up. She also doesn’t hesitate to make changes if they are for the greater good and she does it with the upmost honesty and integrity. It boils down to who she is and she is someone who cares. Deeply, emotionally and without guilt she cares for everything in this community and what it stands for. You get one or two people in your life who will do anything and I mean anything for you, including family. We are lucky enough to have our Lisa. If you wear the blue she will bleed, cry, scream, not sleep, drink tequila, give you a hug and worry herself sick for you. She will also make you better than you were before you met her. For that, I personally will always be in debt to her.