Alexis was born in Spartanburg, SC. She has worked at Oakbrook for 17 years as a Librarian and Office Assistant. She was drawn to Oakbrook by the rigorous academics and emphasis on character. She earned a BS in Biology and Chemistry from USC in 1989. Prior to working at Oakbrook, she was an Environmental Chemist at Milliken Research for 13 years. She loves to read and garden in her spare time and is a Master Gardener. Alexis is married to Mike Mannion who is a Senior Scientist at Milliken. Their two children, Joseph and Michael are Oakbrook Alumni.