The Vineyard at Hershey’s President, graduated from American University with an Economics and Communications degree and Penn State-Dickinson with a law degree. The Vineyard at Hershey allows him to combine his passions: law, business, talking to people, and wine!
The Vineyard at Hershey’s CFO, graduated in 1981 with an accounting degree. Ever since, Doug has never shied away from a new idea or adventure, as long as the numbers are right. Almost 17 years ago, Doug and Stephanie had the opportunity to purchase a 40 acre farm along Rt 283 in Londonderry Township. They used 10 of the acres to launch Greenlin Pet Resorts, and in Jason, Paul, and Mike he found three great friends that knew about growing grapes, making wine, and selling it. That farm is now the home of The Vineyard at Hershey.
The Vineyard at Hershey’s winemaker, comes from an Italian family in Western Pennsylvania. Paul’s passion is putting his tried and true experience as a winemaker to use while pursuing his long held dream of opening a winery. Working on the farm in the spring of 2010, Paul planted the first acre and half of vines on a hillside (facing east, of course) overlooking the natural spring pond on the Gellatly farm.
Mike Wilson is a marketer by trade and a servant-leadership junkie at heart. Mike has over 15 years of marketing and business-building experience, and is extremely involved in the community. An Army brat who has lived many places, domestically and abroad, Mike is extremely proud to call the Hershey-Harrisburg region “home.” Mike is very involved with the business and non-profit community, and serves on several boards including: the Children’s Miracle Network, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the USO of South-central PA, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, and several others. Mike loves people, wine and music – in that order!
The Brewery at Hershey’s brewery manager and brewmaster has degrees from Shippensburg University in Art and Psychology, and he has carved a niche for himself as a graphic artist, web designer, and online marketer. But the opportunity to leave the cubicle and computer behind to pursue his passion for brewing full-time was the chance of a lifetime! Ryan brings over 7 years of brewing experience, numerous awards, and a dedication to create the absolute best beer experience for the public. The chance to sit on The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey’s deck with his wife Jen, sipping one of his handcrafted pints, while watching their two young children running through the hops and grapes in a few years will be Ryan’s dream come true.
The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey’s Director of Operations has the best job in the world – her words, we promise. She combines her love for wine and beer with her super organization skills, that allow her to oversee all aspects of the Winery and Brewey. Lynn’s background is in retail marketing with a focus on events and planning. Lynn loves drinking dry, red wine while relaxing at home and visiting all the wineries (both near and far) whenever possible.