THE LOST CREEK TEAM
Aimee Henkle, Owner
Owner, Aimee Henkle, brings more than 16 years experience in global operations and has a proven track record of propelling entrepreneurial startups and leading multi-million dollar global operations. She most recently was Vice President of Supply Chain for the local upstart, CustomInk.com. Her career has spanned across companies such as Intel & Danaher and she holds a BSEE from UT Austin and an MSEE and MBA from MIT. Her passion for wine and love for business, Virginia and Loudoun County has driven her to purchase Lost Creek. Her goal is to show how great Virginia wines can be.
TOdd Henkle, Owner & WINEMAKER
Owner, Todd Henkle, is an accomplished operations and finance executive with 19 years’ experience at large, multi-national corporations, global mid-market companies, and small, entrepreneurial firms. Todd is currently General Manager of Lost Creek. His career started at Intel and expanded into driving growth for start-up companies. Todd holds a BSME from Colorado University, a MS in Manufacturing Systems from UT Austin and an MBA from Babson College. His passion for growing small start-ups has driven him to dedicate his time fully to Lost Creek.
Derek Paulus, Chef
Chef Derek grew up in the San Fransisco bay area immersed in a food and wine culture at an early age. Only a hour drive from Napa Valley & Sonoma, he would spend weekends enjoying fine foods paired with flavorful wines. From this early experience, he became passionate about cooking and now touts 20 years of culinary experience. He brings a passion and love for creating and cooking delectable dishes. HIs motto "If you don't love doing something, then don't do it at all!.
Melissa candreva, Sales Director
Our Sales Director, Melissa Candreva, comes to us with over 14 years of sales and event management experience. Her event specialties are Festivals and Weddings. Melissa has a strong background in Customer Service, Sales and Business. She graduated from Longwood University in 2003 and spent the next several years working in the private education sector at both the Elementary and Preschool level as first a Teacher, then a Program Director and finally as a Principal.
Lauren Pirri, event manager
Our Event Manager, Lauren Pirri, has over 9 years of events experience ranging from small gatherings to large trade shows. She has a great passion for customer service and throughly enjoys making your event a great experience. Lauren graduated from Millersville University in 2012 and obtained her wedding planning certification in 2014. She joined the Lost Creek team in March 2016.