Leading by Example
When Holli Mendica, 29, was in middle school, the bakery her parents worked for in Missouri closed their doors. Her mother and step father then entered the real estate industry and created “The Alexander Team,” a family team that today also includes Mendica and her younger sister. Her parents' example showed Mendica what perseverance looks like. “I don’t believe in faking it until you make it. I believe in working hard until you make it. That’s what my parents did,” she says. Mendica had a stint in a dental lab but obtained her license to assist in her mother and stepfather’s growing business. “Real estate in the Midwest isn’t always glamorous, but it is about people,” she says. “It’s about community and investing in people and hard work. Those are the things I believe in.”
Mendica won the 30 Under 30 Web Choice Award this year with 1,110 votes out of 16,444 ballots cast. Read more about Mendica and how she rallied the votes.