About the Designer
Photography Credit: Shawn Breeze
With Southern roots, Alisa spent her early years watching her grandmother make quilts and dresses. She also spent time learning various arts and crafts from her mother. Ever since then, she knew she wanted to create. It would not be until her teenage years that she knew she wanted to follow the path of becoming a designer.
Deterred by concerned family who were unconvinced of finding success in the apparel industry, Alisa went on to earn a Bachelors of Arts in Professional Writing and a Master of Business Administration.
After 15 years in Corporate America, Alisa made her way back to school and earned a degree in Apparel Design and Technology. Shortly thereafter, she started working on her first collection, which debuted as the first collection for Harrison Hollis®.
As a way of paying homage to those who came before her and survived the harsh realities of the Old South, Alisa named the brand after her maternal and paternal great-grandparents' surnames.
In addition to designing for other brands as a contract designer, she also freelances as a Proofreader, her first passion. In her down time, when she’s not sketching or painting, she can be found traveling abroad, seeking out the next great adventure.
Alisa currently resides in Frisco (Dallas), Texas. Her life’s loves include her husband and all things Christian Apologetics.