Alexandria (Ali) Bias | 32

Current hometown: Mount Dora.

Occupation: Owner and creative director at AP Design, Mount Dora.

My first job: I was a lifeguard at my community pool when I was a teenager.

Greatest career accomplishment: Abruptly switching careers a bit late in the game, going back to design school and then successfully building a design and marketing career. Sometimes quitting is the best thing you can do.

Business philosophy: Curate relationships carefully. Be honest, be kind, be yourself and do your best to surround yourself with people who share your values.

Leader I admire: Leslie Knope.

Away from the job, I enjoy: Singing barbershop. I am a member of O-Town Sound Chorus and Speakeasy Quartet.

Hidden talent: I speak fluent French.

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