Alana was born and raised in Spokane but left when she was 18-years-old to explore the world. She lived in California for almost a decade, working in the culinary and wine aspect of the fine dining industry. During this time, she also delighted in traveling the globe and seeking adventure. After a trip to Africa, Alana realized she needed something more and decided to return to college and pursued a degree in Anthropology. All the while hoping to return to Africa one day.
Alana's education didn't lead her on the route she expected, but instead back to her hometown. But now she had a family in tow and set her sights on a new, unknown adventure. She quickly realized that Spokane had everything she had been looking for and couldn't wait to share it with everyone. Wander Spokane opened in September of 2018 and is the result of every passion Alana holds dear.
After college, Laura has lived in Jersey City, Milan, Philadelphia, and now calls Spokane home. She loves to travel and has been on food & wine tours all over the world. When she moved to Spokane, she treated the city like one of her many travel destinations and quickly discovered all Spokane has to offer. And she's excited to be able to share it with you! When she's not touring around the city, she can be found on the soccer field or teaching yoga.