Pamela’s career started in the late 1970’s when she discovered her true passion for the food and beverage industry while creating a farmer’s market for Americorps. That experience led her to change career paths from psychology to marketing, and in 1997, Hinckley became Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, Washington. Her 15 years there helped to hone her executive leadership skills and in 2002, Hinckley moved on to establish her own marketing consulting company. One of her greatest success stories was managing the launch of award-winning brand Theo Chocolate, which was ultimately included in Seattle Magazine’s “Best in Seattle” list in 2006. Hinckley’s reputation grew as a visionary in the Seattle food scene, so it came as no surprise when her long-time friend and Seattle restaurateur, Tom Douglas, approached her to join his team in 2009 as CEO/CVO (Chief Vegetable Officer).
Of the many rewarding experiences while at the restaurant company, Pamela considers these most memorable: setting up Made from Scratch cooking classes for kids, helping Tom’s wife Jackie coordinate visits to the company farm, working with Seattle Public Schools on improving school lunch, instituting Meatless Monday for staff meals, building a coconut cream pie float for the Gay Pride parade and raising tons of money for Food Lifeline with an annual croquet tournament.
Her husband, Michael Teer owns the fabulous wineshop, Pike and Western, so they enjoy tasting wine from around the world with vegetable forward meals at their home in Ballard.