Melissa McIntire is the owner and founder of The Lola and McFadden’s in Glendale and co-owner of Downtown Phoenix’s newest dining concept, The Ainsworth. “Hip, chic and Instagrammable décor, food and drinks are just a few of the staples of our brands.” Learn about Melissa McIntire…
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
First job: A dance instructor.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Staycations with my twin boys and husband. They love hotel life. I also love date nights with my husband and exploring new restaurants around the Valley.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Becoming a mother to my beautiful twin boys. They keep me grounded. They are the reason I strive for it all because I want them to have it all.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Learning to separate business from friendships.
Someone who inspires you and why: My husband. His drive, work ethics and being a family man is unmatched. He inspires me daily.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Don’t give up and keep pushing. Being different and unique is good. Keep setting yourself apart from others and believe in yourself.
Favorite quote: “Go big or go home!”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I grew up dancing competitively since I was 5 years old. To this day, I still hold so much passion for performing.
What makes someone fabulous: Their generosity and compassion.