Lincoln Spoor was instrumental in bringing the most sought after doughnuts in the country to the heart of Nevada and the western United States. Lincoln, who spent several years running the high yield group as Managing Director of Bank of America’s Investment Bank in New York City, took his longtime dream of the perfect doughnuts to Las Vegas, Nevada. Since opening his first Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop in March of 1998, Lincoln has grown Westward Dough to 12 locations in five states, serving “Hot Original Glazed,” among many other delicious doughnuts, to local residents in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wisconsin and Colorado.
In his never ending passion for delicious food, Lincoln has also partnered with Auntie Anne’s Soft Rolled Pretzels, Popcornopolis Popcorn and developed a food court in the Excalibur Hotel & Casino on the world famous Las Vegas Strip. The food court encompasses more scrumptious and iconic brands, including Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Scholtzsky’s Deli, Cinnabon, Tropical Smoothie, Hot Dog on a Stick and Pick Up Stix.
Lincoln is active in the local community. He is the former President of the Sunrise Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of pediatric research and education in Southern Nevada. He also serves on the boards of New Course, an NGO that connects women through sustainable development and natural-resource management in Africa; After School All Stars, the largest national organization solely focused on providing school-based after-school and summer programs for low-income, at-risk youth; ICON Media Holdings, a diversified printer, publisher, and distributor of entertainment related pop culture properties; the Vegas Valley Angels, a local angel investor group; and Create Good, which brings clean water and jobs to the developing world.
Lincoln received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Political Science and earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
He and his wife, Sarah have four children and live on Bainbridge Island, Washington.