Yoko Co is pleased to welcome Sarah Lewis who has joined the company as a web developer specializing in WordPress development.
Sarah’s internet and web development skills go back to the infancy of the internet with roles focusing on web development, custom application development, blogging and all-around web tinkering that makes things easier for people. Before joining Yoko Co., Sarah ran her own WordPress consulting and development firm called WP Moxie where she helped hundreds of clients build great-looking, easy-to-manage websites, published her own WordPress themes and did custom WordPress plugin development.
Not satisfied with technology for technology’s sake, Sarah’s focus is first and foremost on helping organizations achieve their business goals—without the headaches of old-school website management and complex coding skills.
Get to know Sarah
What brought you to Yoko Co?
A serendipitous connection from a mutual friend got me talking to Chris Yoko, and his strong mission focus spoke right to my inner idealist. The fact that he has the experience to back it up turned a casual conversation into a secret wish that I could work at Yoko Co.—so when it turned out that there was an opening for someone just like me, I jumped in with both feet.
Beyond that initial resonance, the opportunity to be part of a committed team helping others do great things in the world gives me immense satisfaction—particularly because my skills are needed and appreciated.
What book/podcast/event has impacted your work most?
The Boagworld podcast is probably the number one work-related influence. Paul Boag is a guy who’s been in the trenches and works with a lot of web agencies, and despite his self-deprecating sense of humor, is one of web strategy’s great thinkers.
I can trace some of my best business practices directly back to Paul and Boagworld: seeing the client as an ally (not an adversary); clarifying and setting up roles in a productive way early on in projects; continuous evolution of websites as not just a budget-saver but also a better way of working; and countless tactics for getting the best out of every project.
What’s featured in your music playlist right now?
A whole lot of songs by singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson. He has this amazing way of evoking a feeling and painting a picture with words, and he digs into the wonder of everyday life as well as our souls’ longing for more. He’s also a stellar novelist (he’s one of those people who hit the talent jackpot and then worked every day to do something with it!). I’m an unashamed fan-girl.
What’s a fun fact about you?
I’m currently obsessed with food holidays—I’m passionate about great food, and love an excuse to get together with other people for a celebration of any kind, so made-up food-centric holidays are my sweet spot! I’ve added an ever-expanding list of the food holidays I’m looking forward to on my personal site.