Alexis Montano is a commercial real estate attorney with Squire Patton Boggs in Phoenix and franchise owner of The Tox Scottsdale. “I found The Tox LA. Immediately, I was hooked. I knew I needed to bring it to Scottsdale for everyone else to try it out.” Learn about Alexis Montano…
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
First job: Hostess at Sapporo (now Kasai).
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Trying out new restaurants and bars that I find on Fabulous Arizona, spinning at The Madison Improvement Club, yoga sculpt at YogaBox, and hanging out with my family, friends and dogs.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Last year, my fiance and I were selected to be on Supermarket Sweep and won! My lifelong dream has always been to be a game show host and this was the closest I ever came to living out my dream! We put in so much time and effort studying old episodes and food labels but the actual competing was a lot harder than we expected. This is easily my biggest and favorite accomplishment by far.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Self-doubt is always the biggest obstacle for me to overcome. Although outward confidence helps to achieve goals, self-doubt is always knocking on the door to push you back. The best way to combat self-doubt is to have an amazing support system of friends and family that remind you of what you are capable of.
Someone who inspires you and why: My parents. They are the hardest workers but they don’t forget to enjoy the fruit of their labor. They are the most generous people you’ll ever meet and always remind me that everything can be gone tomorrow so live it up and pay it forward.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: I always advise people not to go to law school as a joke but even though a legal career is incredibly demanding, it gave me the financial freedom to pursue a lot of passion projects like The Tox Scottsdale.
If you are pursuing a passion project, my advice is to do one small task to get to your goal every day. You will be surprised to see how quickly that goal becomes a reality.
Favorite quote: “High risk, high reward” –my constant reminder to my fiance about dating/marrying me.
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I have a really flat head and can balance several drinks on it – my favorite party trick.
What makes someone fabulous: I think the ability to be yourself in all circumstances no matter where you are or who you are with is a unique attribute that makes someone fabulous. Be unique and you will be remembered.