By Gia Rassier ’10
Most of the time, a note left on the porch means there’s a package to pick up at the post office. For Lisa Lynch ’90, a neighbor’s note encouraged her to audition for a new design show on the TLC network. Lynch had been running her own home staging business in the Los Angeles area for five years and says the thought of doing it for TV sounded intriguing.
Several interviews later, Lynch was chosen for the job. As host of “Stager Invasion,” she gives homeowners simple things to do to increase the appeal of their home when selling.
The weekly show calls for creative and innovative design, a skill Lynch says she developed as an undergraduate at Concordia where she studied art and communication.
Lynch’s former adviser, art professor David Boggs, says Lynch is one of the most talented students he’s ever worked with. She is creative, open to trying new and different approaches and able to speak her mind, terrific traits in an artist or a designer.
“Put aside the many talents and there is a wonderfully sweet, sincere and genuine individual,” says Boggs, adding that Lynch is one of those people he loves to hear from. “It’s always guaranteed to be interesting.”
For Lynch, Boggs was a part of a network of support that she fondly remembers when thinking about her years at Concordia. “There was always encouragement from teachers, a sense of feeling like this was a time to be creative and find out what you liked – and what you were good at.”
She also sang with The Concordia Choir, which gave her a chance to meet people and explore the country. The love of new experiences is something that Lynch says is the best part of her job as a home stager.
“Each time I stage a house, it’s different,” she says. “Different layout, different needs, different people. It’s always a problem-solving opportunity.”