Athalie LaPamuk is best known around Palm Springs as the owner of Ice Cream & Shop(pe). She first visited Palm Springs in the summer of 2014 as an investor in the Arrive Hotel and became a full-time resident just a few months later.
Athalie was born and raised in New York then moved to California where she studied Communication and American Studies at Stanford University. She worked as a journalist for The Haitian Times and Red Herring Magazine before joining Facebook in its startup stage. Athalie worked to build out the advertising operations team, the marketing communications department and the satellite office in Paris over the course of five years.
Most recently, Athalie was featured on the Palm Springs Life 40 Under 40 list, highlighting young professionals in the desert. In addition to the ice cream shop, Athalie and her husband Adnan run a vacation rental business, a branding agency and a technology incubator, all in Palm Springs.