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Employee Spotlight: Lesley Shoaf

Get to know RMH’s talented Lesley Shoaf, Account Coordinator & Business Development Manager!

Lesley received her B.A. in Biology with a minor in Spanish from Southwest Texas State University and has been part of the RMH family for almost a year.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Growing up as a child, I wanted to be two things. The first one was the Astros Coach and the second choice was a photographer for National Geographic. The first choice is in my near future, I can feel it.

What have you gained from working at RMH?
To know, like, and trust your team. The camaraderie at RMH is outstanding, and everyone contributes their best skills and personality to help our clients.

What was your first job?
My first job out of college was with a marketing firm looking for individuals to expand into Mexico. I spoke Spanish, was single, and was ready to travel! My team and I opened 16 different markets throughout the country, all the way from Guanajuato to Monterrey, D.F, Guadalajara, and Acapulco, to name a few. One of the most memorable moments is one Christmas I traveled back to San Antonio with around 400 tamales in coolers to give out as presents. The border officials stopped me because the dogs started barking and thought I was smuggling drugs and slit open all 400 tamales! Come to find out, the dogs just had empty stomachs, and I still gifted the tamales.

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
The weirdest thing I’ve eaten was in Guadalajara, Mexico, called Birria de Chivo. Remember the tamales I mentioned earlier? One of my colleagues cooked an undrained goat underground and used half of the meat for the suspicious tamales and the other half for a stew….plus the organs and remaining “juices.” Supposedly, it’s right up there with Menudo for people who have had a bit too much to drink.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
It will depend on the amount. With a $20 win, I would get more lottery tickets. If it were over $50 million, I would buy a lovely little island down by the Galapagos Islands and have the RMH office moved there, assuming we will have internet access. If it were over $2 billion, I would buy the Astros and make myself the coach.