It's been almost three years since I asked Alisa to join me at Paprika Studios. She was my first hire—I don't think we wrote an actual job description, but if we did, I'm guessing it didn't say much beyond, "Other duties as new ideas are born." Alisa's helped to launch the Frebby Awards, Picture Fresno, and several of our client projects. She's also been the day-to-day voice here at TasteFresno.
For the last several months, both of us have avoided acknowledging that this day was coming, but today is Alisa's last day with TasteFresno. I asked her to say goodbye to the community and, well, damn. I'm going to stop talking now:
Alisa, thank you. For all of your work with Paprika, for giving TasteFresno a consistent voice, and for putting up with me. You're going to be missed.