Fun fact: Lisa was a JWM employee years ago, then moved away, continuing her career as a copywriter in the healthcare, insurance, and e- commerce industries. A lot has changed since her first tour here (hello iPhones and social media!) but the re-entry has been smooth and she’s excited to be back on the team.
Read on for 21 more random facts, and learn even more by visiting her bio: Lisa Kirchhoff.
What book(s) are you reading now? Fiction: Little Fires Everywhere and nonfiction: What Unites Us by Dan Rather.
What was the best vacation you ever took and why? New York City to watch my daughter march with the Macy’s All-American Marching Band in the Thanksgiving Day parade. We also crammed in all things touristy: a Broadway show, Ellis Island, NBC studios, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, 9/11 Museum, Chelsea Market, Grand Central Station. We can’t wait to go back and see all the things we weren’t able to fit into our schedule.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Some place warm, with no snow.
Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why? England to see Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, etc. I’m a geek about all things royal family.
What would you change about yourself if you could? To be average height so I could buy jeans in a store.
What makes you laugh the most? Random stuff my husband says, TikTok videos of pets, Conan O’Brien, and Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
What podcasts do you listen to? I am a political news podcast junkie, and also listen to Iowa State sports podcasts: “Cyclone Insider,” “Down the Pipe & Natty Lite,” and “Cyclone Fanatic.” Other favs: “How I Built This” and “Stuff You Should Know.”
If you could go back in time, what year or decade would you travel to? The 1940s.
What are your two biggest pet peeves? People who drive slow in the passing lane, and those who feel the need to be on their phones during a movie in a theater.
What would you do if you won the lottery? Travel and buy old houses in my hometown to renovate.
What was the last TV show you binge-watched? I’m not much of a series binge-watcher but am now in the middle of The Crown (remember… royal family fanatic) and waiting patiently for new episodes of my favorite: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I love historical shows.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Ask yourself: “Will this really matter one year from now?”
What was your favorite subject in school? Psychology. I started college as a Psych major until I realized it required math, science, and statistics classes.
What’s one song that always makes you smile? “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake.
What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? A Diet Coke, popcorn with peanut M&Ms, and reality and cooking shows on my DVR: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, Teen Mom OG/2/3, The Pioneer Woman, and Girl Meets Farm.
Have you ever had a surprise party? (that was an actual surprise). Yes! I was told we were going to a surprise party for a friend, and it turned out to be a surprise party for me.
What was your first job? Waitressing at Pizza Hut.
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up? A radio DJ.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? Time travel.
What are some causes you care about? Our local homeless animal shelter, the American Heart Association, Music in Our Schools programs, the Iowa State University Foundation, and The Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association (HADSA).
What would you sing at Karaoke night? I wouldn’t subject anyone to hearing me sing at Karaoke night!