Lindsay is a former small business owner in the restaurant industry and a community advocate. Spending her formidable years in Oklahoma City, Lindsay had the opportunity to live in Madison, Wisconsin during high school where her interest in the food industry, travel, and different cultures were sparked. After a short time living in Colorado post high school, Lindsay returned to her roots in Oklahoma to achieve her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University. It was during her time in the program that she met and married her husband who was born and raised in Pottawatomie County. His job in the family business brought them back to Shawnee where they have lived for the last 13 years.

Over the years, Lindsay has maintained her love of feeding people through raising her three, now school-aged, children, leading in civic organizations, as the sole-proprietor of a catering company in Shawnee, and most recently as the assistant director of Community Market of Pottawatomie County, a Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Food and Resource Center.