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Amanda comes from a small town in Southern Virginia which, still to this day, does not have a single stoplight. She grew up on a working farm where she learned about vegetable gardening and first realized her love for nature and the outdoors. Amanda attended Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and received her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Contracting.
During her college
After college, Amanda pursued a career as a landscape designer and has more than 10 years of experience with projects ranging from installing simple front foundation plantings to creating
In her free time, she enjoys training for her next triathlon or running event and playing co-rec softball and volleyball. Amanda also loves traveling to visit family and friends. Her favorite place to travel is any body of water which allows her to participate in water sports!
Amanda and the team at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape look forward to working with you to harness your vision and develop your landscape ideas into reality!
Mike is a true Northern Virginian who was born in Alexandria and grew up in Clifton. In those days, Clifton was considered “the country,” and that is where he fell in love with the outdoors.
Mike attended Fairview Elementary, Robinson High School, and Radford University. After graduating from Radford with a business degree, he earned an advanced degree in computer programming. He spent the next 18 years in the telecommunications industry working as a multi-national account manager for McDonnell Douglas, MCI, and AT&T.
Eventually, Mike decided he was spending too much time on the road, in airports, and in hotels. He wanted more time with his growing family. A career change was in order, and
Mike resides in Fairfax Station, VA. Despite his busy life, Mike still snags a few days off here & there so he can go bow hunting and fishing.
With more than 18 years of experience in account management, client care, and customer satisfaction, Serena Corby brings a fervor for providing excellent customer service to her role at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape. She knows that Kingstowne is committed to providing all customers with the “Royal Treatment,” and says that she personally believes every customer interaction is an opportunity for a “hero moment.”
“It means being there when the customer needs you and making that personal interaction with the customer as memorable and positive as possible,” Serena adds.
Serena is a graduate of Jacksonville University and has taken a career path that’s led her through both the small business and corporate worlds. She is excited to bring the customer care skills that she has honed to the homeowners that Kingstowne serves on a daily basis. Serena herself is a local member of the community. Though she grew up in a small upstate New York town, Serena has lived in the DMV area since 1996, most recently residing right here in Alexandria. She is a proud mom to two amazing sons: Jack and Mason.
Mayra grew up in Bolivia until she came to the U.S. to study. She began working at Kingstowne in 2001 as an Administrative Assistant and worked her way up to Chief Operations Officer.
She is beloved by her staff and known for her honesty, empathy, authenticity, and dedication to them and our workplace. Her fluency in Spanish helps our multi-cultural team feel more connected to one another and the leadership team.
Mayra loves animals, especially lions. Her dream is to one day go to Africa and volunteer with rescued lions. She enjoys spending time with her family, including two daughters and a Welsh Terrier, Henry. She's a diehard Caps fan and loves spending time in the local Northern Virginia community.
Krisjan is a Northern Virginia native, graduating from Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA in 1993 and going on to attend Randolph Macon College in Ashland, VA. He founded Kingstowne in 1997 after working grounds maintenance at the Mount Vernon Country Club for several years.
Some 20+ years later, Krisjan is still passionate about the lawn and landscape industry and very active with the National Association of Landscape Professionals. He's developed meaningful professional and personal relationships with countless industry peers across the country and is constantly on the lookout for innovative ideas that help to enhance Kingstowne's ability to improve its workplace and its ability to provide world-class customer service.
Krisjan and his wife, Mayra, and their two daughters reside in Lorton, VA and are diehard Caps fans and active in their local community.