Meet The team

Jennifer Desrosiers

Founder & CEO

Jennifer Desrosiers, the founder of ALTITUDE, is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, business coach, and public speaker. Jennifer creates elevated experiences both in hospitality and live events that are inspired by connection and contribution – the mainstay values of her companies.

Jennifer has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering, and her experience includes 20 years in manufacturing in which she held executive positions focused on massive revenue generation and growth. She is most notably known as the founder and CEO of LANEY & LU, an inspired eatery in Exeter and Portsmouth, PALETTE, an experiential food and gifting company, and GINGER FOX, an artisan bakery coming soon to Stratham. Jennifer is a creator of progressive team cultures, profitable operations, and has an unwavering commitment to giving back to community. As a business coach and speaker, Jennifer’s personal mission is to create positive change by encouraging people to live vibrant, more purposeful, adventure-filled lives.

Stef Heitz

Chief of Brands

Stef is the Chief Creative Officer, branding guru, and culture keeper for LANEY & LU. She plans and curates the social media presence for an audience of over 22,000 followers. She organizes quarterly photo shoots which highlight the restaurants brand/culture and seasonal menus. She also leads and facilitates brand collaborations with local and national partners. As former House Leader, Stef works very closely with the 25+ team members as a coach and mentor. Her outgoing, positive attitude and impeccable work ethic inspire them to shine.

Always intrigued by and drawn to the hospitality industry, Stef utilized her passion and determination to learn all she could about restaurant operations and management. During her years earning her undergraduate degree in business from the University of New Hampshire, she would sometimes work as many as three jobs to ensure her continued growth and forward momentum in an industry she loves. From food runner, to hostess, to server, to bartender, to manager, her drive has no doubt been the key to her leadership success.

" At Laney and Lu, you become a part of something bigger than yourself. The heart of the work lies with the people—a family brought together by the values of empowerment and community. It never fails to amaze me how rewarding being part of the mission is, and I can say with certainty that I’m a better person because of it.”

Evie H.

Soul Server

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is a group of adventurous souls with decades of experience in hospitality.

Kaylee Rowell

House Leader, Portsmouth

Jenna Deluca

Front of House Leader, Exeter

Ellie Card

Operations Manager

George Craft

Kitchen Leader, Portsmouth

Jess O'Connell

Kitchen Leader, Exeter

Careers With Altitude

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