Our Team

Meet the people who are here to make your experience extra special!

Cody Testerman

General Manager

Cody has been a member of the Grace team since 2016. Cody started as the property manager and quickly became everyone's go to team member. His extreme eye for details comes from his particularly impressive career path. Cody's favorite pastime is a challenging escape room and snorkeling with sea turtles.

Lisa Fano

Inn Manager

After graduating from the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV, Lisa spent two years working for Marriott International. Lisa completed the Voyager Program working in multiple departments across different hotel brands. Lisa brings a fresh perspective to the Inn at Grace Winery with a desire to make every stay for our guests special. In her off time, she enjoys baking, hiking, and training her English Cream Golden Retriever named Rue.

Tori Grieco

Wedding Coordinator

Tori is a brand new face to our team. She was born and raised in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. Tori’s passion for the wedding industry comes from simply, loving, love. When she isn’t busy creating your dream wedding day, she enjoys spending her time outdoors. Specifically, enjoys dirt track racing, exploring new wineries and breweries with her family and friends, and stopping at her local Starbucks to see if they got any new cups in. Yes, she is addicted to them.

Cory Ruggiero

Brand Ambassador

After graduating from Neumann University with a Bachelors in Sport Management ‘20 and a Masters in Sports Business ‘21, Cory decided to switch career fields and focus on the Wine and Hospitality Industry. Cory brings a fresh perspective, with an eagerness to expand the Grace brand, while learning everything the wine industry has to offer. In his free time Cory loves to attend concerts and festivals, snowboard, and hang around his home, Trolly Square in Wilmington Delaware.

Kim Mahaffey

Lead housekeeper

Born in Elkton, MD and raised in Oxford, PA. Kim worked in Healthcare for 27 years as a certified nursing assistant and environmental partner for skilled care units. Kim enjoys spending time with family, talking with her two sons, James and Jordan, and watching reality TV while cuddled up with her two dogs Max and Anna.

Becky Price

Lead housekeeper

Becky has been lovingly nicknamed “Squirrel”. She enjoys spending her days off with her two beautiful daughters and her golden retriever Bailey. She loves Indian food, the mountains, sunsets and a good Cabernet.

Malachi Mclain

Chef
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Nala

Chief Entertainment Officer

This four year old bridle mix has lived here her whole life! You might see her greeting you at your car door or leading the way to the barn for a wine tasting. If you are coming to visit, don't forget the treats!

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Rachel Testerman

Assistant General Manager

Rachel, a Pennsylvania State University grad, has many years of experience in all different avenues of the hospitality industry. Responsible for the boom in events hosted at the Inn at Grace Winery, Rachel is now a pivotal member of the team. In her downtime she enjoys visiting a sunny beach, watching reality tv, cuddling all of her adorable pups, all while sipping a glass of Grace Sauvignon Blanc.

Dan Wood

Executive Chef

Florida born and Tennessee raised, Executive Chef Dan worked in kitchens across the south before venturing north. Chef Dan found a home in the Philadelphia area where he landed a couple of spots working with talented chefs and cooks alike. Working predominately with Chef Keith Rudolf at Terrain in Glen Mills, PA, Dan also helped with the opening of Wilmington’s, La Fia Market Bistro as the sous chef to James Beard Foundation award winning chef, Bryan Sikora. He currently creates and executes all of Grace's private events ,bringing creativity and exceptional cuisine to the table every day.

Katelyn Patrick

Event Manager

Katelyn, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, joined the team in February 2019. She enjoys the energy of the event industry. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, concerts with friends, or relaxing at home and watching movies⁣ with a glass of our 1734.

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Andrew Yingst

Head Winemaker

Andrew joined the team in July 2018. Andrew's passion for wine started during a backpacking trip in New Zealand. Andrew joins us with great knowledge on east coast growing and is very excited to expand the Grace Winery brand.

Gianna Violette

Housekeeper

Born in Upper Darby, PA and raised in West Chester, Gianna has worked in a few other customer service positions. Outside of work she loves spending time with family, baking, and has an obsession with collecting rocks and rescuing pets!

Peta Anna Cullen

Housekeeper

Peta-Anne was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She has worked in the hospitality industry for the past 5 years. She loves spending time with her family, watching documentaries, traveling, a good bottle of red and cooking vegan meals.

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Alton Briscoe

Sous Chef

Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, Sous Chef Alton Briscoe started working in a local neighborhood deli in his young teens. He eventually moved on to work at Terrain Cafe’ where he worked his way up to the position of lead line cook in addition to helping open their location in Devon, Pa. He enjoys reading autobiographies as well as being a DJ in his spare time.

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Julep

The Original Farm Dog!

This beautiful lab loves swimming in the pond or running through the vineyard with her dad. Julep is in charge of greeting everyone when they arrive to the farm! She may be six years old but she can keep up with the young ones!

Rue

Innkeeper-in-training

This 9 month old English Cream Golden Retriever truly loves coming to work to zoom through the vineyard and assist the properties team in digging holes for our flower beds. You’ll often find her cooling off in the millstone fountain.