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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.
Hard work and a passion for the outdoors was instilled in Ricardo Quijada at a very young age—and has stuck with him ever since. Raised mostly by his grandfather on a farm in El Salvador, Ricardo says that the strong work ethic he learned from his grandfather stuck with him when he migrated to the United States—specifically Maryland—in 1987. After graduating from high school, Ricardo began working at Congressional Country Club—one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world, which recently partnered with the PGA. Ricardo says it was there that he truly realized he had a passion for turf management.
With that passion driving him, Ricardo enrolled in the University of Maryland and graduated in 2005 with a Golf Course Management degree. At the time, he continued his career at Congressional Country Club, ultimately becoming Assistant Superintendent. Ricardo says he was proud to be part of the preparation team for several major televised tournaments, including the US Open.
After close to two decades at Congressional Country Club, Ricardo made the decision to join the team at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape and bring his passion for turf management to the residential community that our company serves.
Outside of work, Ricardo enjoys spending his free time with his family. He has 3 beautiful children with his wife Mimi: Diego, Ricardo, Jr., and Odaimi.