WHO WE ARE
Meet Team Lu
Jennifer Desrosiers is an entrepreneur, wellness and lifestyle coach, yoga teacher, speaker and community leader. She is the founder of LANEY & LU, an inspired eatery, Wild Adventurous Life, a wellness and lifestyle media company, and IMPACT., a storytelling speaker series. Jen has a powerful vision of connection and contribution. Her companies have created thriving communities promoting holistic wellness and living vibrant, joyful, adventure-filled lives.
As a native of Vermont, Jennifer attended Vermont Technical College where she earned an undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering before taking on a career in the plastic injection molding industry, in which she traveled throughout the US and the globe. After nearly 20 years of dedicated service to others’ visions, she refocused her sights on creating personal freedom and positively impacting the world.
Jen is currently serving as Vice President on the Board of Directors for The Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth, NH and Secretary of the board for Sustainable Seacoast, and has been a featured speaker at local events like Pecha Kucha and Ignite. She enjoys hiking in the mountains, luxurious car camping, French press coffee, and snuggling with her pit bull.
As our CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, Stef is the engine that infuses our team with a culture of continuous improvement and a passion for all things beautiful. Stef is a UNH graduate with a degree in business and an Instagram super star. She keeps us drooling with her beautiful photos, inspired by her thoughtful quotes, and nourished with her amazing smoothie bowls and Foodscape creations.
Elena is the Culinary Innovation Chef for LANEY & LU. She leads her passionate kitchen team to stay innovative and create exciting dishes for the seasonally changing menu. She provides strategic guidance and skill development to the culinary team. Elena crafts bright and beautiful dishes with health in mind, drawing inspiration from foods that become more powerful when paired together. She also works closely with local farmers to bring vibrant, nutrient-rich foods to the LANEY & LU menu.
Elena joined the LANEY & LU team when she was in search of a healthier, sustainable way to pursue her passion of food. She is excited to take her traditional cooking skills and apply them to the unique and powerful restaurant model of LANEY & LU.
TEAM LU is an extraordinary bunch of entrepreneurs, leaders, foodies, creatives, stewards of the Earth, students, and athletes. One way we live into our core values of contribution and connection is to #cherishtheteam. You can see this both in and out of the eatery. Fueled by high 5s and epic smoothie bowls, our team fully embodies the Live Vibrantly movement.