By Tom Cosine, CVFRS Corporate President
Jenna Lindemann was born in 1991 and raised in Shelburne. Her father is an insurance professional and her mother is an expert seamstress and sewer who applies those skills at an interior design firm. Jenna also has an older brother who lives in Maryland and works on fighter jets.
Jenna attended Shelburne Community School and CVU. She found that, perhaps due to her mother’s influence, she developed seamstress skills and began in high school to specialize in making handbags.
As a young girl some of her fondest memories are of visiting her grandmother, who had a place in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. She remembers beach time and many rides on the famous Jet Star roller coaster that was recently destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Worth noting is while at CVU, Jenna took on being the yearbook editor.
Very early on in grade school, Jenna discovered her interest in baking. Maybe it was the science, the creativity or the sharing, but whatever it was she was hooked on baking then and remains hooked now. She got her first baking job at age 15 at Harrington’s, where she started her days in the kitchen at 5 a.m.
Today, in addition to her Rescue work, she is also the lead baker and snack bar manager at Kwiniaska Golf Club for about six months of the year. Check out her quarter-pounder cookies if you stop in.
In lieu of college, Jenna launched a business making handbags that she sold at various farmers markets and craft fairs throughout Vermont. She is on the board of directors of the Burlington Farmers Market.
Jenna started her career in rescue work with Shelburne Rescue in 2014. She has taken her EMT and AEMT course work during the spring season. She finds that EMS work, while regimented and based on science and physiology, can also be another form of creative expression.
Favorite meal: Spaghetti at Juniors
Favorite musician: Three Doors Down
Last concert: Gavin Degraw
Next concert: TBD
Favorite spot: Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and Gencarellis Bakery in Bloomfield, New Jersey
Favorite season: Fall for the change of seasons and fall foods
If she won the lottery: Still run rescue, open a bakery, buy a Ferrari or Bumble Bee Camaro
Favorite Movie: 50 First Dates
Favorite Author: Gregory Maguire, Wicked