Meet

Dean & Lynn

As the CEO and co-founder of Easton Porter Group, Dean Andrews knows the nitty-gritty of five-star hospitality as well as anyone. Before launching EPG, Andrews served as senior operating officer for Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd., overseeing some of the world’s most exclusive properties. He’s acquired, repositioned and operated resorts, small and large luxury hotels and acclaimed restaurants across the globe, helping elevate the standards of hospitality excellence worldwide. Today he loves nothing more than honing the finer points of EPG’s boutique properties, because that’s what three decades in the hospitality industry has taught him:
every detail counts.

As creative director and co-founder of Easton Porter Group, Lynn Easton brings her exceptional design eye and event expertise to complement Dean’s business acumen. All EPG properties bear her signature style imprint. As founder of Easton Events, a leading event planning and design company, Lynn’s classic taste, bespoke events, and weddings have earned her a devoted following as well as a nod as one of Vogue’s Top 5 Event Planners. Her work has been widely published including Martha Stewart, Town & Country, The Knot, Southern Weddings, and Southern Living Weddings.

Head Gardener & Certified Horticulturist

Diane Burns

Executive Chef

Victoria Cosner

Wine Educator

Carolyn Covington

Gardener

Celina DeBrito

Production Manager

Brooks Hoover

Junior Sous Chef

Emma Howe

Tasting Room Office Manager

Elly Jackson

Operations Director

Matthew Lovelady

Head Tasting Room Manager

Laura Matheny

Kitchen Manager

Meghan McConnell

Event Manager

Jon Pavlosky

Event Sales Coordinator

Bryce Powell

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Vineyard Manager

Kylie Rhoads

Private Event Sales Manager

Maggie Rush

Gardening Assistant

Carolyn Springett

Hospitality Coordinator

Lillie Tiscornia

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Wedding Sales Manager

Rebecca Rasmussen

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Wedding Sales Manager

Natalie Oschrin

Michael Shaps

Winemaker

One to Whom Grapes Bow Down Michael Shaps is the founder of Michael Shaps/Virginia Wineworks. He has been making wine for more than 20 years, the past seventeen in Virginia and Meursault, France.

In Virginia, Michael was the winemaker at Jefferson Vineyards for 6 years before leaving to start his winery-consulting firm and to produce wines under the Michael Shaps label. The Michael Shaps award winning wines have been recognized by several regional and national publications as some of the best wines made in Virginia.

Chris Hill

Vineyard Consultant

Acclaimed and Accomplished Vine Whisperer Chris Hill has more than three decades of experience in the vineyard and wine industry, and knows agriculture and the subtleties of grape growing better than anyone in Virginia.

His depth of trial-and-error knowledge includes vineyard design, ideal grape varieties, how to put up trellises, what and when to spray, how to prune and when to pick. Chris serves on the Board of Virginia Vineyard and Winery Associations.

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