As a native of Panama City FL, LaNell developed an early fondness for the beach (especially the ones on the Gulf Coast) and hopes to retire to a beach shack on Mexico Beach one day. After attending Gulf Coast Community College and Florida State University, she worked in retail management until she met her husband, Michael, and followed him and her heart to North Carolina.
Upon moving to North Carolina, LaNell began her career in the promotional products industry starting out as a receptionist and working her way through the ranks to her current position as Senior Sales Coordinator. Working alongside Bridget Ray and the fearless leader of their sales team, Alex Stowe, the A-Team generates creative, meaningful campaigns for their clients. With 20 years of promotional advertising experience, LaNell provides a keen attention to detail to Brand Fuel’s day-to-day operations.
Married for 19 years, LaNell and her husband Michael are proud parents of an 8-year-old pit bull named Daisy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, a nice day at the beach, spending time with family and traveling.
Causes: (FAST) Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, SPCA, LLS Light the Night Walk
Favorite Sports Team: NC STATE WOLFPACK
Pet Peeves: People who are rude and people who litter
Favorite Quote: “If you can be anything, be kind” and “Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m Possible’!” Audrey Hepburn
Childhood Hero: My Dad
Music: Grace Potter, The Eagles, Tom Petty, JJ Grey and Mofro, pretty much any music works for me!
What I want to be when I grow up: Owner of a large rescue farm for animals
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favorite Place to Travel: I am willing to travel anywhere but I do love the beach!
My Superpower: Ability to spot spelling and grammar mistakes almost; immediately
Favorite Condiment: Hot Sauce
Your dinner guest choice: My Dad; J.R.R. Tolkein
Celebrity Crush: Jason Momoa