Sr. Project Manager
Always show kindness and compassion; you never know the struggles that others face.
The GRAYBOX Swiss Army Knife
Lissa, a Corvallis native, joined GRAYBOX in 2015 as a project manager after spending 5 years in a diverse role leading website projects for clients in the financial sector. Proving herself as a dynamic and resourceful team player, Lissa now serves as Senior Project Manager for the Marketing and Creative Practices. Lissa is both helpful and entrepreneurial by nature, and a versatile Swiss Army knife of skills.
Although she began as a project manager, she has filled multiple roles here at GRAYBOX, including operations, sales, resource manager, website implementor, and even helped run a sister startup company. Unafraid of taking on tasks in unfamiliar territory, her true passion is learning about the unknown and expanding her aptitude as a generalist. She takes pleasure in business process improvement, solving complex challenges, and providing excellent customer service. She feels the most accomplished when she finds a way to make the impossible possible.
In her free time, you are most likely to find Lissa outdoors with her 100-pound black lab, Porter. She enjoys chanterelle hunting through thick PNW forests, floating the river with her friends, camping in uncut areas, fishing and crabbing, and relaxing on sandy beaches wherever she can find them.
What’s a trip that changed you, and why?
Visiting Japan and finally getting to meet that side of my family. Only my Grandmother spoke English, but she translated for my aunts and cousins. I got to try tons of different types of food that I never would have tried here in the US, and my noodle slurping was appropriate for once, which was awesome. It was also amazing seeing how respectful and clean everyone was, and how willing the people were to go completely out of their way to help a couple of lost travelers. I can't wait to go back!