Real Confections from Real People
Susan Lindauer, Owner
For Susan, plums, walnuts, and pistachios are part of her DNA. Since the age of 10 she’s been involved with Lindauer River Ranch, her family’s farm in the Sacramento Valley. Her fondest memories? Harvest time at the farm and the cloying scent of cinnamon from the drying plums.
In 2016, Susan left a full-time position as an executive director of a Portland-based non-profit to follow her heart back to the farm. Recognizing the need in the market for a European-type chocolate and confection featuring plums and nuts, Lindauer Chocolates & Confections was born.
Madeline Tomseth, Recipe Developer and Strategic Advisor
Madeline Tomseth, Oregon grown and raised, met Susan and it was a match made in confectionary heaven. As a classically-trained French pastry chef, Madeline not only understood the Old World European flavors Susan sought, but she reimagined them, creating new recipes designed to appeal to the modern palate.
Madeline’s experience ranges from creating as a pastry chef in Chicago at various bakeries and restaurants to working at a food and beverage PR firm. We’re lucky to have her, her recipes, and her help to develop meaningful connections with our customers through food.
Nicole Peters, Production Manager & Associate Pastry Chef
Nicole is a recent addition to Lindauer Confections, but is an essential part of the development of every confection. Nicole has been managing the every step of the confectionary production since 2019. Nicole has an extensive background in managing bakeries and pastry confections.