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Meet the Leadership Team

Laurie Lilly
Executive Director

Laurie is the Executive Director of Watermere at Southlake with over 20 years of leadership experience in organizational development.  She led successful openings and ongoing operations of communities in Scottsdale, Arizona, Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas.  She graduated from Dallas Baptist University, cum laude with her degree in Business Administration.  As a well-known leader in the industry, Laurie has received numerous awards and special recognition in her career for achievements, including resident satisfaction, fiscal management, highest sustained occupancy, excellence in hospitality and outstanding mediation and facilitation skills in team development.

Danielle DeBaca
Assistant Director

Danielle has over 7 years’ experience in the customer service industry.  Danielle started with Watermere at Southlake on the concierge desk and was quickly promoted to Resident Services Manager and then to Assistant Director.  She is responsible for programming, re-sales and La Mer Catering services. She has been recognized for her excellence in programming expertise.  Danielle has her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of North Dakota.

Pedro Toledo
Food and Beverage Director/Certified Executive Chef

Pedro has over 20 years’ experience in the Food and Beverage industry.  He started with Hyatt Hotels as a utility staff and quickly worked his way up to prep cook, line cook, Sous Chef and now Food and Beverage Director/Certified Executive Chef.  He has worked with companies such as:  Hyatt, Marriott and Avenir Group.  Pedro received his training at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.  He has certifications from:  CFPP, CIA, National Serve Safe Protection and Dallas Chef Association.  He is responsible for the overall operation of La Mer Dining Services including catering for the Southlake area.  Pedro was chosen to appear in the National Chef Magazine in June of 2010 for his creative talents in cooking.



Kelly Brandon
Concierge Supervisor

Kelly Started with Watermere at Southlake as a La Mer Server.  She was promoted to the concierge desk and is responsible for the “MY PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU” initiative.  If you have called or visited the concierge desk, you’ve likely met Kelly and heard her welcoming voice.  She is responsible for the coordination and communication of services such as:  transportation, homeowner requests and general customer service information.  


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