Meet The Team

Alexis Hionis

Alexis is a Vir­ginia Beach native, born and bred. She is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia and, after a short stint in the Los Ange­les event indus­try, she returned to her East Coast beach roots. With an inher­ent love for all things wed­ding, paired with her cre­ative energy and atten­tion to detail, Alexis has found her home at The Lesner Inn. Since 2010, she has over­seen hun­dreds of wed­dings but still hasn’t grown tired of the excite­ment of the big day…and the wed­ding cakes.

When she isn’t in the office, you’ll find her work­ing on her annual fundraiser, Beach Ball, or at the beach with her trusty side­kick – Ollie, a long haired minia­ture dachs­hund. If you’re lucky, you might run into him at the office as well!

Lind­sey Basnight

Lind­sey is also a Rad­ford High­lander and you will never see her with­out a cup of cof­fee! We are pretty sure that she single-​handedly keeps Dunkin’ Donuts in busi­ness… just ask any of the employ­ees at the Shore Drive loca­tion! We love that she keeps her cool in all sit­u­a­tions no mat­ter how hec­tic it gets. She always has per­fectly man­i­cured nails and never has a hair out of place!

She is a proud pit bull mom but loves ani­mals of all kinds. In 2017, we found a 6 week old kit­ten drown­ing in the Lynnhaven River and she took him under her wing and nursed him back to health. He’s stuck around and we love get­ting updates from her about how he is grow­ing!

Eliz­a­beth Bailey

Eliz­a­beth was born and raised in Chesa­peake and attended Vir­ginia Wes­leyan where she majored in Recre­ation and Leisure Stud­ies. She may be small but you would be sur­prised to learn that she was the sec­ond base­man on the VA Wes­leyan soft­ball team for four years. To top it off, she holds a D3 National Cham­pi­onship title. If you ask nicely, she may even show you the ring!

Eliz­a­beth brings so much joy to our office with her happy per­son­al­ity and opti­mistic atti­tude. When she isn’t in the office you can find her danc­ing on the lawn at coun­try con­certs, hunt­ing with her boyfriend and being the early bird at the gym.

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