I am so excited for you to meet the newest member of the Kiskadee team, Lisa Dubler. Like a lot of my amazing employees, Lisa started off as a customer. She reached out last October about a possible part-time gig and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Lisa is a native to Washington, D.C. with a background in leadership development, employee engagement, and community partnerships. At the beginning of the pandemic, she launched a career coaching practice and has successfully supported 50+ clients (if you think you’d benefit from coaching support, feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com). Through all of this, however, she has a true love of fashion and was happy to join our team. She’s been a go-getter from day one, coming in off-hours to work on social media content and jumping right in with helpful suggestions and ideas. She works most Fridays and Sundays, so be sure to swing by to meet her.
Keep reading to learn all about Lisa, her coaching business, and more!
How do you like to spend your time?
Lisa: I feel incredibly lucky to have designed a career that combines two of my greatest passions – helping others thrive at work, and looking their best while doing it! As a career coach, I work with leaders of all levels – from recent graduates to executives – on developing job search skills and strategies. When I’m not coaching, you can find me at Kiskadee, helping our customers find the next addition to their wardrobe or the perfect gift for a loved one!
How long have you lived in Alexandria?
Lisa: Home right now is downtown Washington, D.C., and hopefully Del Ray in the not too distant future!
What is your hometown?
Lisa: Bethesda, Maryland.
What brought you to Alexandria?
Lisa: So many things – the community, the Mt. Vernon trail, the biscuits…
What would surprise people about you?
Lisa: My grandpa, Sidney Kamino, was one of the pioneers of big-box retail in the 1950s and 60s, and at his peak owned 49 stores. He is the inspiration behind my entrepreneurial spirit.
You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower?
Lisa: Welcoming people and facilitating connections.
Lisa: An Old-Fashioned with rye.
Last book read or movie seen?
Lisa: The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker.
A guilty pleasure?
Lisa: The Dairy Godmother’s Rice Krispy Treat sundae!
A phrase you overuse?
Lisa: “I’m sorry” – working on that one!
Facebook or Instagram?
Lisa: Shark Tank – I love learning about what entrepreneurs are creating.
Bucket list travel destination?
Lisa: Athens, Greece.
If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee?
Lisa: Coffee, without question!
Define your style in three words or less:
Lisa: “Classic,” “cozy,” and “chic.”
The go-to piece in your wardrobe?
Lisa: My Frye Boots. I’m embarrassed to admit how many years I’ve had them – and they’re still good as new!
Favorite trend ever:
Lisa: The denim jacket.
Favorite current trend?
Lisa: Definitely athleisure.
A beauty product you can’t live without?
Lisa: Coffee eye cream from local artisan Belle’s Acres.
Your favorite fragrance?
Heels or flats?
Lisa: Do sneakers count as flats?!
Favorite room in your home?
Lisa: My closet, mostly because it’s the one place that I can always seem to keep organized!
Antiques, modern, or a mix?
Lisa: Both! I enjoy shopping second-hand and infusing new life into older pieces.
The last item bought for your home?
Lisa: A Frasier Fir candle from Kiskadee.
Your next planned purchase?
Lisa: Floating shelves!
Favorite way to entertain?
Lisa: With a well-designed charcuterie board.
Clutter-free or well-lived in?
Lisa: Clutter-free feels impossible these days, but would be preferred!
Wallpaper — yes, totally modern or no, so dated?
Lisa: Totally, yes. I’m a child of the ’80s and am thrilled to see wallpaper back in style!
Your go-to work-out?
Lisa: Power walking on the Mt. Vernon trail.
The most fun way to exercise?
Lisa: Exploring new neighborhoods on foot.
Group exercise or solo?
A fitness goal for 2021?
Lisa: I want to increase my strength and endurance, without forgoing my weekly Stomping Ground biscuit.
Haven’t yet, but might be willing to try with encouragement?
Your proudest fitness achievement?
Lisa: Walking at least two miles per day since the start of the pandemic.
Favorite spot in Alexandria?
Lisa: Washington Marina at Dangerfield Island.
Your last purchase in Alexandria?
Lisa: An adorable camo top from Kiskadee.
Best local coffee, happy hour, and date night spot?
Your favorite local charity?
Lisa: Dress for Success.
Your favorite annual Alexandria event?
Lisa: Del Ray’s Art on the Avenue.
Looking for a killer cocktail number for the latest party? Shoes for running around town? Eye-catching separates for lunch at Cheesetique? Kiskadee has you covered. A favorite destination in the heart of Del Ray, shopping this boutique is akin to browsing your friend's lust-worthy closet. Kiskadee is fun, flirty and full of original designers,a ll presented to you with a focus on personal service. You will always be welcomed by a friendly face, eager to assist!
2205 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301