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 Frankel and Company, Hal Riney, Euro RSCG 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.
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Farmheads Events and Human Resource Manager
Amanda Fladung is the Events and Human Resource Manager for Farmhouse Chicago. She joined the team in 2011 as a hostess and grew with the company over the past 5 years. She graduated from Kendall College in Chicago with a degree in Hospitality Management with a focus in Event & Meeting Planning. She fell in love with the restaurant industry when she took her first job as a hostess 15 years ago. Amanda is currently studying to take the SHRM exam this summer. She lives in Chicago with her husband, daughter and dog.