Author: AJ Shear

Tony Bennett famously sings the lyrics, “I left my heart in San Francisco!” If AJ Shear wrote that song, he would most certainly change the lyrics to “I left my heart in the Finger Lakes!” AJ is a former resident of Ontario County and used to sing the praises of the Finger Lakes every day as Communications Manager for Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. Although he left for new opportunities in nearby Rochester, he returns to the Finger Lakes as much as possible and now gets to see the area through the eyes of a visitor! AJ is passionate about exploring Finger Lakes music, food, wine, beer and spirits. In his spare time, he’s likely pickin’ a new bluegrass song on mandolin and drinking a Finger Lakes craft beer. If he gets to do that while sitting beside Canandaigua Lake, then there’s nothing better in the world!