Meet our Team

The best part about creating Cannon Green has been gathering our uncommonly talented team. And the best part (still) is that we get to work together.

Chef Amalia Scatena

Executive Chef

Executive Chef Amalia Scatena’s reverence for fresh flavor and exceptional ingredients comes through in every plate at Cannon Green and its sister kitchens. As director of the culinary program for Easton Porter Group, Amalia creates unique dining experiences at Cannon Green as well as Zero Restaurant and Bar in Charleston and Red Pump Kitchen and Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville. Her inspired menus and dishes reflect the bounty of local farms and her own love of classic Mediterranean cuisine. Raised in San Francisco among a kitchen-centric Italian family, her passion for food was fueled equally by her parents and by the great Bay Area chefs, especially Alice Waters and Hubert Keller. She is an honors graduate of the Advanced Culinary Arts Professional Program from the Culinary Institute of Florence, and has worked at Barboursville Vineyard’s Palladio restaurant and Keswick Hall in Virginia before coming to Easton Porter Group, where she served as executive chef of Pippin Hill prior to Cannon Green.

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Dean Porter Andrews and Lynn Easton

As the CEO and co-founder of Easton Porter Group, Dean Andrews knows the nitty-gritty of five-star hospitality as well as anyone. Before launching EPG, Andrews served as senior operating officer for Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd., overseeing some of the world’s most exclusive properties. He’s acquired, repositioned and operated resorts, small and large luxury hotels and acclaimed restaurants across the globe, helping elevate the standards of hospitality excellence worldwide. Today he loves nothing more than honing the finer points of EPG’s boutique properties, because that’s what three decades in the hospitality industry has taught him: every detail counts.

As creative director and co-founder of Easton Porter Group, Lynn Easton brings her exceptional design eye and event expertise to complement Dean’s business acumen. All EPG properties bear her signature style imprint. As founder of Easton Events, a leading event planning and design company, Lynn’s classic taste and bespoke events and weddings have earned her a devoted following as well as a nod as one of Vogues’ Top 5 Event Planners. Her work has been widely published including Martha Stewart, Town & Country, The Knot, Southern Weddings and Southern Living Weddings.

Anne Bowen Dabney and David Dabney

Co-founder Anne Bowen is a noted floral designer and owner of Stems. Classically trained in London under celebrated florist Jane Packer, Anne has developed a flair for crafting eye-catching arrangements and bouquets using unusual vessels and unexpected materials. Dave Dabney, a tech entrepreneur who’s worked with Blackbaud, BenefitFocus and Modus21, oversaw Cannon Green construction and continues to consult with operations.

About Easton Porter Group

The hospitality company Easton Porter Group, owned by Dean Porter Andrews and Lynn Easton, manages premiere properties in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina. The EPG portfolio includes Easton Events, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards and Red Pump Kitchen in Charlottesville, as well as Zero George Hotel, Zero George Restaurant and Bar and Cannon Green in Charleston. Easton Porter Group delivers distinctive hospitality experiences and services without compromise.