When she was 11 years old, Helena picked up a book on HTML at the library and started making websites for fun. After being paid primarily in pizza and other miscellaneous barters for a little over a decade, she turned her swapportunity-filled hobby into a career and started working in the web development field professionally.
After nearly half a decade of writing code at Lullabot for interesting clients like MSNBC, Syfy, Bravo, IBM, and The GRAMMYs, she discovered that the only thing she loved more than Drupal’s code was its community. Itching to spend more time with the people who fill the Drupal landscape, she applied to join the sales and marketing team to dedicate herself to client interaction.
Now that Helena has hung up her hat as Senior Front-end Developer, she works as a Technical Account Manager, bringing her technical experience to the sales department to play matchmaker between Lullabot’s clients and their needs and the services and people that Lullabot has to offer.
As someone passionate about digital inclusion, she has spoken about web accessibility at many technical conferences domestically and internationally as an individual presenter, panelist, and a keynote speaker. When she's not behind a keyboard, Helena enjoys oil painting, traveling the world to scuba dive the beautiful ocean reefs, and playing video games in her Fallout-series themed VR room.
Helena graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Petersburg College with a Bachelors degree in Technology Project Management. She calls sunny Orlando Florida home, where she lives very happily with her high school sweetheart, a very silly Golden retriever, and a Blue Heeler who is always getting into mischief.