We’re energetic. We’re committed. We’re focused. We’re also owners.
chief rooster/chief nester - owner
Lisa is the founder and owner of Nest DC. The success of Nest was something she wanted to share fully with her team. To that end, Roost DC, LLC was established to offer employees the opportunity to own part of a company while meeting a need in the management field. Roost is modeled after Nest, and pairs well with the mission while creating exceptional opportunities for all involved.
Lisa’s work has always been cause-driven, entrepreneurial, and community focused. She served as Executive Director for the Center for a New American Dream, a national environmental non-profit and as Vice President of a national health care advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Lisa also spent five years as a national field manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. After all of this, why Nest & Roost? These are businesses that combine her passion for hands-on, highly personalized work with interesting people and spaces. Lisa gets to channel her inner entrepreneur but also focus on making a difference in the community. Her broad range of experience means she can manage complex problems and projects, highly functional teams, and operate a large, socially responsible business with an eye toward a bottom line results. She is very involved in community organizations and serves as a board member and Treasurer of La Clinica del Pueblo.
In her role as Chief Rooster, Lisa oversees the strategic direction of the company. She establishes partnerships with vendors and suppliers, works to ensure Roost adheres to best practices and maintains a standard of excellence in all interactions. She directly oversees the field department, finance and governance staff to ensure all three work in harmony to deliver excellent building management.
Lisa lives in the District with her wife Cameron and their adorable 6 ½ year old Beckett. PLUS, all kinds of pets (which includes a rescued Dove, Julietto that lives in the office). She is an active fundraiser for La Clinica del Pueblo, Pan Left Productions, Bread for the City and sits on the board of directors for Whitman-Walker Health - a federally qualified health center. She is also a Commissioner Mayor on the DC Advisory Counsel for Condo Associations.