Alexis Lanman was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Disappointed New Englander parents by choosing cheerleading over orchestra. Had first restaurant job as a hostess at T.G.I.Fridays. Fell in love with hospitality. She attended La Sorbonne for University. Learned French and studied Art History - the first true form of marketing! She moved to the City of Angels from Paris in 2003. Became lead reservationist at a restaurant on Sunset Blvd. Learned how to play physical Tetris on a restaurant floor, satisfy high guest expectations, and dipped a toe into private dining & events coordination. In 2005 she saw The Pixies play ACL, packed up her car two weeks later and moved to Austin, then landed a job as a wedding planner. She learned client relations, sales, event design, and event production - and even won a few awards for it! In 2009, she accepted a job as the Marketing + Events Manager at La Condesa & Malverde which would evolve into my dream career at New Waterloo.