Prior to joining 5 Lakes, Linda served as Executive Director of the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council, a program of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. In this capacity, she was involved in projects related to developing a sustainability program for the Michigan wine industry, work that continues under the 5 Lakes banner.
A native of Canada, Linda worked in the food and tourism industries, taught Marketing and Customer Service courses at the Community College level and was engaged in community and non-profit associations related to community development, heritage tourism and agricultural leadership in Ontario.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science and a Master’s Degree in Food Science from the University of British Columbia, in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada.
Linda Jones | Senior Advisor