Hi there! I’m Paige Sholar, the woman with a love to bake and decorate sugar cookies. In 2015, I moved to the DMV area and love living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. I moved from North Carolina, but I am a native of Colorado. I spend my days enjoying my dream career in International Development and my nights dreaming of cookies.
Baking has always been a way for me to relax and let my brain escape life’s duties. Not only is it calming, but there is also so much joy in seeing the look on someone’s face when I give them something baked with love in my kitchen. Baking has been a part of my life and relationships for as long as I can remember. My best friend and I growing up were always making a ginormous mess in the kitchen as we mixed up chocolate chip cookies or experimented with a new cake recipe.
During the beginning weeks of the pandemic, I turned to baking once again with my new found free time and extra layers of stress. As I watched monumental activities postponed and cancelled, I felt a sense of comfort when I would give the person or couple a baked goodie to honor and celebrate the moment we were all missing. The more I did it, the more I loved it. Scubs Kitchen was born in this way, to help others enjoy their special milestones.
I absolutely love what I do in International Development. Not only am I supporting, working with, and amplifying African voices, I am constantly learning and being challenged. I’ve even translated the knowledge I’ve gained in my career to Scubs Kitchen. Having worked with local manufacturers in Ethiopia and cacao farmers in Ghana, I knew the importance of sourcing ingredients that support the local supply chains or ethically source ingredients.
I promise I’m not all work and no play. I enjoy exploring all that DC has to offer from new breweries and restaurants to the amazing work local creatives are doing. Walking the city has been an amazing way to find hidden gems and neighborhoods. I always appreciate getting away from the city for a good hike too.