Women of The LA 25
The LA25 is a network of professional women and men who are South Bay business owners—dedicated to the highest level of service in their respective industries and giving back to the community they love.
The LA25 is a network of professional women and men who are South Bay business owners—dedicated to the highest level of service in their respective industries and giving back to the community they love. The women in this group include an attorney, orthodontist, interior designer, event planner, gift shop owner and a dermatologist. Here they tell us about their businesses.
Jane Euler: “I am a family law attorney, collaborator and mediator with Lauzon & Euler, LLP. We have offered competent and compassionate services, as well as a wealth of resources and creative solutions, to our clients for more than 20 years. What sets me apart from other attorneys in my field is my personalized service. I try to build a rapport with my clients. I get to know them, try to understand their needs and wants, and I give them the big picture, including from their spouse’s perspective, when appropriate. I have had many clients express appreciation for my attempt to adapt their process to their needs and emotional status at any given time. Most importantly, I make sure that my clients are well informed before making any decisions within their family law matters.”
Amy Gimlen, DDS, MS: “My mission is to provide excellent, cutting-edge orthodontic care in a warm and comfortable environment. I believe orthodontics goes beyond the function and aesthetics of my patients’ smiles, and I strive to help them achieve personal growth and self-confidence, in addition to beautiful smiles. I am the only female Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in the South Bay. Diplomates are chosen based on stringent standards for skills, knowledge and ability. Only the top doctors are admitted. I graduated from USC, a top orthodon-tic program, and UCLA, a Top 5 dental school, magna cum laude. In addition to my private practice, I also serve on the cleft lip and palate team St. John’s hospital.”
Kate Lester: “Kate Lester Interiors is a completely full-service interior design firm. We specialize in custom home design and are involved in the design/build process—from framing to furniture installation. Our architectural and construction knowledge enables us to work seamlessly with all trades. As a graduate of USC Marshall School of Business and Otis Design School, I embrace my creativity but also take the business of design very seriously. My previous experience in the financial sector allows us to provide our clients detailed budgets, monthly status updates and project timeline spreadsheets for every job. It’s just another way to show our clients that we are staying on target and being good stewards of their money from concept to completion.”
Lori Ford: “Gum Tree is a charming gift shop and cafe, located in a 1911 Craftsman bungalow in downtown Hermosa Beach. We strive to provide our customers with the very best product mix and excellent customer service. Gum Tree Kids is the newest addition to our family; there you’ll find great gifts and decor for all the kids on your list. I believe, as English designer William Morris once said, ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.’ I source goods from all over the world. We gift wrap everything at no charge, and we will do our best to get anything special our customers are looking for. We have an excellent café next door, so you can grab some avocado toast to fill you up before shopping.”
Ashley Magovern, MD: “I am a dermatologist and South Bay native and own Manhattan Dermatology, which offers medical and cosmetic dermatology services. We strive to become an important part of the community while delivering excellent care in a friendly, modern and professional environment. We are so lucky in the field of dermatology to be able to take care of the whole family, and that’s what we love to do.”
JoLise Tracey: “Shade Hotel, located at 1221 North Valley Drive, is the only luxury boutique hotel in Downtown Manhattan Beach—where luxury meets the coastline. We pride ourselves on flexibility and service. You dictate, we facilitate. The sky’s the limit. Shade Hotel offers luxurious overnight accommodations, unique event spaces that transcend the concept of both indoors and outdoors, and a brunch and dinner menu seven days a week! Our professional and experienced staff is committed to your every need before, during and after your visit.”