Kelly Grant

Partner & COO

Kelly is a founding partner of ALX Community. She has been honored as  2021’s Business Philanthropist of the Year, named one of Alexandria’s Most Inspirational Women and honored as a Rising Star in our community. Her favorite kind of dog is Piper. When she was little she wanted to be a marching bagpipe-ess.

Brandon - ALX Community Manager

Brandon DeChirico

Community Manager

Brandon is an Eastern PA native who moved down to NOVA last year! Activities he loves are photography, traveling, and cooking. His proudest moment to date is being involved in theatre from the fourth grade until senior year of high school! His favorite kind of dogs are doodles, like his doodle Squid! When he was little he wanted to be a secret agent.

Ashton Fortune

Brand & Marketing Manager

Ashton was an essential piece of building the original ALX Community brand in our Founder’s Hall location. Now she has moved to New York in pursuit of acting and becoming a pizza connoisseur.  Her favorite kind of dog is the Boxer. When she was little she wanted to be a Pop Star.

Luke Powell

Assistant Community Manager

Luke was the president of his University’s acapella group, captain of his high school swim team, and he is an avid hiker. His favorite kind of dog is a Labrador Retriever. When he was little, he wanted to be a Jedi.

Kylie Zahringer

Community Specialist

Born and raised in NY, Kylie has planted new roots in the Alexandria community. She loves flowers, plants, and all things nature. Her favorite dog is a Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. When she was little, she wanted to star in the movie Air Bud.

Emily Payabyab

Community Assistant & Event Captain

Emily is a NOVA native and has been coming to Old Town ever since she could walk. She enjoyed living in Richmond for four years where she graduated from VCU. She loves every type of pastry, especially croissants. Her favorite kind of dogs are dalmations. When she was little she wanted to be a cheetah girl or a teacher.


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