Originally from Ireland, Ferdia Doherty was on his way to South America when he met Nora Gainer in an Irish Bar in River North. A career marketing professional, Ferdia had a successful career with Hal Riney and Publicis. Ferdia later founded Rain Communications, an integrated marketing communications and strategy firm. Ferdia’s focus at Farmhouse is front of the house operations, marketing and community outreach. Ferdia and his wife Nora Gainer live in Lincoln Park with three children, Bebhinn, Aonghus and Maude.