Born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area to immigrant parents that resettled in the US from Baghdad, Iraq. My most commonly asked question is "what is your background"? I am Chaldean, Google it!
I lived in Michigan until my mid 20's, moved for work to South Florida for 4 years (from Palm Beach Gardens to North Miami Beach). I then moved from Florida to Los Angeles, California for one year via a promotion. I didn't LOVE LA at that time in my life, and was offered another promotion and relocation to NYC! And here I am.
All of these moves were with Live Nation Entertainment, for who I worked for 9.5 years. It was a priceless experience. I started off as an entry level staff accountant working my way up to the Director of Finance of Northeast American Concerts! I've met so many people from every side of the industry, they have become family to me until this day. I always had a passion for entertainment and dreamed of being an actress or writer for a comedy show, just to be a part of it. So when I realized I should go to college, and accounting was actually easy for me, I was taken back when I started doing accounting behind the scenes of my favorite past-time ----live music!
After leaving Live Nation I started working in the talent agency world, but still in music. I love it as it's a bit more quiet and I can enjoy work/life balance with my daughter who was born on January 26, 2016.
Why did I start LisaBashiShow?
I've had this domain name saved for 5 years and was nervous, so I put it away in my saved email folders. This past year was a very hard year for me on every level. My fiancé and I separated, I moved out with my 1 year old daughter, I got laid off from my job and I had a few health scares.
I found myself in a deep depression. I know there was a mixture of postpartum anxiety and life changes that added to all the other things listed and wish I would have recognized it sooner.
After spending a lot of time crying, sleeping and praying I decided I needed a positivie outlet for my energy. I decided I needed to do something that I was good at and that I had a passion for.
I'm always asked, "where did you get that outfit", "how do you do your makeup", "can you style me", "can you decorate my house", etc. I figured maybe what's easy for me could be helpful for others!
Hope you enjoy and come back often!