Table Fries.

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Take a risk and embrace failure to add to your skills.

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Being able to change locations and views gives Kelsey Duryea a breath of fresh air to engage and enjoy her sales calls. When Kelsey thinks about her best days they are actually the autopilot days where instincts run until the end of the day. Her biggest piece of advice is to embrace failure, otherwise, you stay stuck in known and past successes rather than challenging yourself to risk new successes by diving into the unknown.

Tune in to see what lobsters, lettuce and lola.com have in common.

A couple of fun facts about Kelsey. She's celebrating her third year of sales and almost one year mark at Lola. She played college lacrosse at Duke University in North Carolina and grew up on the North Shore in Beverly. 

Take a chance and do what you love.

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From a stay-at-home-Mom to taking care of business travelers, Susan’s tenacious work and attitude play a big role in the Lola.com office. As one of the first ‘wombats’ on the customer service team, Susan describes herself as a ‘hyperfocused’ person who believes people should do what they love in life. Staying true to her word, she decided to join Lola and has enjoyed the ‘wicked-loving’ office culture every day since. To hear more about her background and work experiences these past 3.5 years, listen to the newest episode of Table Fries, hosted by Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins.

 

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Table Fries is hosted by Jeanne Hopkins CMO at Lola.com which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

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Building Confidence

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Megan Herr and Zoe Weiss are members of the first-ever intern class at Lola.com. Before heading back to school, they made sure to have a discussion with Jeanne about their internship experience and each of their biggest takeaways. Megan is a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia spending her days working with data and ‘behind the scenes marketing.’ Zoe is a rising junior at Brown University working with the engineering team on adding features and solving problems through code. To learn more about their backgrounds, favorite trips, how they found Lola and more, listen to the newest episode of Table Fries, hosted by Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins.

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Table Fries is hosted by Jeanne Hopkins CMO at Lola.com which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

lola.com   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

Branching out early in your career can set your success path.

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Emily Parker is Jeanne's guest today. She and Jeanne talk about the Annual Lola Quest and how this one will be better than any previous ones, Honey Dew Donuts and McDonald's, and how determination isn't always about completing things in your comfort zone - sometimes it's about being determined to overcome fears and using that as an asset in your professional growth.

Emily Parker-Woodland is the Marketing Programs Manager at Lola.com, where she is responsible for events and co-marketing. She has worked at Lola for almost 4 years, coming on at the start of the company. Prior to Lola she worked at Gemvara, a Boston-based online jewelry company. In her spare time Emily enjoys singing a cappella with her group Sound Off, and spending time with her husband and two cats.

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Table Fries is hosted by Jeanne Hopkins CMO at Lola.com which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

lola.com   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

Being Vocal About Your Passions

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Alyssa Garty has come a long way since her first job scooping bird feed in her New Hampshire home town. She was part of the original Lola pack and started as a Wombat over three years ago. Alyssa now works in Product as a Technical Project Manager, but she still holds our Customer Core value close to her heart. She’s a travel management and customer service junkie, a passionate rule follower, and relentlessly gets stuff done. Over the years, Alyssa has learned the importance of speaking up about what you believe in. To hear about Alyssa’s work in brick and mortar travel management and her systems focused mindset, listen to her conversation with Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins, on the latest episode of Table Fries

Be the light

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Shelby Byrnes is a Service Manager on the Customer Support Team at Lola.com. Though she had a degree in Geography as well as experience working in special education, she didn’t have any idea of what she wanted long-term in her career. She ended up taking advice from a co-worker who advised her to do what she loves most – travel. We’re so glad she’s able to channel her passion at Lola! Shelby describes herself as a glass-full type of person who is always trying to put people around her in a good mood. Her ability to bring light to any situation is what made her a perfect fit for Lola’s “Wicked Loving” culture. To hear about Shelby’s journey to Lola and experiences in her current role, listen to her conversation with Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins, on the newest episode of Table Fries!

Always Be Learning

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From Pittsburgh to San Francisco to Boston over the past few years, Sonia is no stranger to different parts of the US. Listen to her conversation with Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins, on the newest episode of Table Fries for a deep dive into Sonia’s thoughts on her experience becoming a software engineer, love for problem-solving, and much more.

About Jeanne's Guest, Sonia Chevli:

Sonia Chevli is a new frontend software engineer at Lola.com. She works on the booking team where she is constantly working to add new features that optimize the flight and hotel booking process. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh ’17 with a degree in Biology and then shortly after discovered her passion for solving problems and being creative through writing code. She then went on to an intensive 9-month school in San Francisco where she learned all the necessary skills that it takes to start as a software engineer. Shortly after finishing school there she got hired as a front-end developer at lola.com

Pursuing Your Passion and Where It Can Take You.

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When she’s not working as Lola’s Senior Financial Analyst, you can find Chelsey taste testing all of the pizza joints around Boston, bopping around to local breweries, or sparring in an Everybody Fights boxing class. Listen to her conversation with Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins, on the newest episode of Table Fries for a deep dive into Chelsey’s thoughts on why Lola’s ‘Wicked Loving’ culture and passion is what is important to her.

About Jeanne's guest:

Chelsey Fazio is the Senior Financial Analyst here at Lola.com where she does a combination of Finance, Operations, and Accounting. Chelsey is from Syracuse, NY and moved to Boston after finishing her MBA in 2014. She received her CPA and worked in Assurance at PwC for 4 years before joining Lola’s team as their Senior Accountant and transitioning into her current role as Senior Financial Analyst.

Who can you love today?

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It’s never a dull moment with Liz Mongrello. Whether you find her singing around the office or onboarding a crew of new Lola team members, she’s always bringing a cheerful attitude to her work. Listen to her conversation with Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins, on the newest episode of Table Fries for a deep dive into Liz’s thoughts on her experience in the past roles, love for a cappella, and much more.

About Jeanne's guest:

Liz Mongrello is the Office Manager at Lola.com, where she works to create and maintain a space for Lolas awesome team to do their best work and have fun doing it. Before settling into her role caring for the Lola crew, she supported our customers as part of the service and product teams. Prior to coming to Lola, Liz spent five years at the Apple Store on Boylston Street working in business sales and operations as well as team onboarding, training, and development. In her spare time, you’ll find Liz putting her music degree to work with Boston-based a cappella group, Fermata Town.

 

Are we on a rocketship?

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Krista Pappas is a tried and true road warrior. Between her 20+ years in the travel industry and flying non-stop back and forth between Tampa and New Jersey to meet with Lola’s partners, she knows what it’s like to be on the move. Listen to her conversation with Lola.com’s CMO, Jeanne Hopkins, on the newest episode of Table Fries for a deep dive into Krista’s thoughts on her experience in the travel industry, why she feels like she’s on a rocket ship, and more.

About our guest:

Krista Pappas is the VP of Business Development here at Lola.com, where she works directly with our partners to provide Lola with the best travel inventory in the industry. Krista has spent her career in tech, travel, digital media, and eCommerce. Over her career, Krista has held a variety of roles including executive positions at media, travel and tech companies such as Microsoft, The New York Times and Smartertravel.com as well board positions at various private companies in the digital space.