Lisa is our Senior Merchandising Manager who works with several of our artisans oversees. She does an amazing job keeping up with all the crazy things going on in her department, from communicating with our artisans who are in different time zones to ensuring the arrival and quality of several of our products!
What are your favorite things about working at Wisteria?
The people and the opportunities! My favorite moments are when we have an extra day during our travels around the world to learn about different cultures and environments.
What is one thing about you people probably don’t know?
I contemplated changing my major to become a Dental Hygienist. I absolutely love going to the dentist!
What is your favorite place to visit?
Anywhere that I have never been! It is always exciting to explore new locations and open your eyes to the unknown. I am a big fan of San Francisco and the surrounding area (Napa, Sonoma, etc.). It also helps that my best friend Barbie lives there as well!
What is the one place in the world you’ve never been but would love to go?
Egypt and Ireland. These are two places I must visit in my lifetime.
How would you describe your personal style?
Well, now that I am married, I am trying to juggle my husband’s taste for antiques and traditional furniture with my style of having to have a certain piece and not caring about what room it will work in! My taste varies with each new catalog drop. The French Chest and the Grandiose Mirror will be coming home with me soon.
I’m also known for always being cold! Seriously, who turned the A/C on?
What is your favorite Wisteria item?
There are so many! I absolutely love the Vintage Chinesse Butcher’s Table. This piece is simply stunning in my living room and everyone makes a comment about how great this piece is. Second runner up would be the incredible, one-of-kind samples that I have purchased in our Outlet (Nandi’s, vintage mirrors from India, wooden capitals). It is dangerous to walk through the Wisteria Outlet because there is always something that I can’t live without. For our November catalog, I must have the new Antiqued Glass Finials and the Silvered Mistletoe.
What is your most treasured item?
DVR? Actually I would have to say my family and friends! I have a huge soft spot for my basset hound. Who can resist those ears?
How many/what languages do you speak?
English and Dog Whisper. I would love to learn to speak Chinese. I can count to ten and say hello and things of that nature; does that qualify?
My one indulgence is . . .
Warm, sunny days at the lake and my Nikon D300.
Craziest food ever eaten:
In reality, I don’t think I want to know the names of a few things that I have tried! The most unusual food that I have eaten has been in China. Our team had lunch at a temple in Xiamen where the food was prepared by monks. I never knew tofu could be so delicious! I still crave the food to this day! Also, I found out that I am a huge fan of the lotus root (pictured below).
Favorite spot in my house:
My patio on a nice day.
My pet’s name:
Mosley (basset hound) and Shadow (black lab)
Favorite place to watch the sun set:
Too many to choose from! Top choices would be Maui, Hilton Head and of course any place that my husband can watch the sunset with me.