Hospitality & Events Lead
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Lindsey learned to appreciate some of Earth’s most natural beauty. She grew up in a traditional Italian family from Northern Italy, where genuine connections, hospitality, and loyalty are all core values. Her very first job, at the age of 16, was working as a server and a cook at a very well-known restaurant in her hometown. At nineteen, she became a shift-lead manager and at twenty-one, she was managing a franchise, all while still attending school.
At a very early age, she developed a strong love for nature and wildlife and decided to pursue her passion for wild animals. She earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and then attended State University of New York at Oswego where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology. After graduating, she landed a Crew Lead Zookeeper position in the Midwest, where she collaboratively worked with and directed a team to ensure the total care of animals as well as educating the public. After a few years, her sense of adventure and spontaneity brought her to lovely Southern Oregon where she fell in love with everything Oregon has to offer where she is able to enjoy her favorite hobbies, including hiking, camping, chasing waterfalls, snowboarding, the beach, and spending time with her dogs. Shortly thereafter, she found her way back to hospitality with a new found love for wine, all thanks to DANCIN Vineyards!