Prior to founding VingDirect in 2009, Tammy served as the head of Foster's Wine Estates U.S. Direct to Consumer division. In this role, she was acting President of Windsor Vineyards from 2005-2007 and President of International Wine Accessories from 2004-2007. Windsor Vineyards is the largest U.S. shipper of wine direct to consumer and utilizes outbound telemarketing as the primary sales channel. Tammy has 20+ years direct marketing and general management experience, beginning with her position at Collin Street Bakery in 1990 as General Manager of Cryer Creek Kitchens, a producer of specialty baked goods. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. VingDirect is the recipient of the North Bay Business Journal's 2014 award for direct to consumer in the wine industry. Follow her on Twitter.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Lindsay has been with VingDirect since 2013, when her mother Tammy (yes, the VingDirect Founder) intrigued her with the idea of making VingDirect a family business. Since joining the Ving Team, she has worked closely with family wineries to help them increase their DTC Sales. Her favorite project is our Direct to Consumer Assessment!
If you see VingDirect on social media, get an email from us, or come across our collateral, that is Lindsay!
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Texas State University and she lives near Austin, Texas with her husband, two daughters, and a yorkie-poo. Follow her on Twitter.
Director of Client Services
Vanessa joined the VingDirect Team in the spring of 2014 after years of travelling the world with her backpack and bicycle. She brought with her a background in hospitality and restaurant management, an understanding of what makes an excellent consumer experience, a passion for numbers, and grace under pressure.
While her role at Ving has grown over time, she currently acts as our accounting department, manages client projects, and runs our Mystery Tasting Program. Vanessa lives with her partner, Kevin, on a Meyer lemon orchard in Freestone, CA. In her spare time, she enjoys pizza and science fiction.
Director of DTC Education
Susie comes to VingDirect with over ten years experience in the field of education and training. As the head trainer, Susie works closely with winery owners and managers to create customized team trainings to help increase wine club conversion and tasting room sales. In 2017, Susie rolled out VingDirect's first virtual trainings, which continue to grow and expand. She also creates and updates education and training resources in the VingPortal for our winery members. You can also catch her occasionally speaking at winery conferences around the country.
Susie received her Bachelor's Degree from Texas State University and Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University at Austin. When she isn't training winery teams, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children on their cattle ranch outside of Austin, Texas.