Meet our Green Team
Peggy Farabaugh, Founder & Believer
She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning instructor at Tulane University with a master's in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.
Ken Farabaugh, Vice President of Possibility
An engineer and a craftsman, there's no part of Vermont Woods Studios that Ken doesn't touch. From the financials and strategic planning to HR and building custom orders, he has his hands and heart in all aspects of the supply chain. He appreciates wood that has an interesting character or a flaw that makes it unique. His mantra? "You will never get today back so make it productive, help someone out, teach somebody something, and live it to the fullest."
Douglas Fletcher, Office Wizard and Sales Manager
Douglas began working with Vermont Woods Studios when the office was in Peggy's spare bedroom. He's the person who keeps this studio running smoothly and efficiently. A native Vermonter who enjoys the change of seasons, he appreciates being part of a company that is positively impacting the lives of Vermonters -- from employees to the craftsmen and vendors.
Elizabeth Francese, Sales
Elizabeth recently graduated from Keene State College with a degree in writing. She loves the company of friends and the merriment of large gatherings just as much as she enjoys reading a book in quiet seclusion. Above all, however, Elizabeth is a traveling enthusiast and tends to take all reasonable opportunities to discover new places. From spending a semester in Florence, Italy to a week of camping and trail blazing in the deserts of Utah, she only hopes her prospective adventures will be as plentiful and diverse as those of old.
Sean Henry, Sales
Born and raised in Brattleboro, Vermont Sean has always enjoyed the small town life."There is nothing better then being out and about and running into friends, family, co-workers & acquaintances." He attended the University of Vermont to Study Business Administration and then went on to run his family's restaurant here in southern Vermont. Looking for a new adventure and change of pace Sean found his way to us here at Vermont Woods Studios. "I want to make sure customers enjoy their experience with Vermont Woods Studios as much as I do."
Neville Kerr, Website Developer
While Neville currently calls western Massachusetts his home, he is a native of Australia. His background includes ecommerce consulting, extensive service in the Royal Australian Air Force and many interesting experiences in between. One of his passions appears to be travel, having visited many countries across the globe including some of Peggy's favorite rainforest countries. He is the newest member of Vermont Woods Studios but is quickly helping us to grow our company as we move toward bigger and better things.
Loryn Dion, Acting Webmaster
Loryn is a senior at UMass Amherst in Communications and Conservation. She realized that she had a skill for writing and a passion for agriculture through her time in the FFA, writing speeches and workshops and learning about conservation. She began taking journalism classes and found that she liked writing press releases and blogs the most, which lead her to communications and marketing. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and crocheting. She also love being outside, playing soft-ball, walking, hiking and staying involved with the agricultural community.
Kendall Farabaugh, Assistant to the Webmaster
This future Emory alum grew up at Vermont Woods Studios. The company is part of his DNA, and he's done everything from writing code for the web site to designing ads and working with the sales and marketing teams. Kendall values his experience and the opportunity that he's had to learn every aspect of the business. He likes the clean simple lines of contemporary designs, and enjoys the changing colors of a Vermont Fall.
Dennis Shanoff, Marketing Maestro
From SEO to PPC and SEM, Dennis is the person who actually knows what goes on behind all those marketing acronyms. He loves the simplicity of shaker furniture and his favorite wood is cherry. When he's not working, you'll find him outside enjoying the Vermont landscape on his motorcycle, boating or hiking and camping.
Heather Barrett, Marketing Assistant
Heather Barrett is a Brattleboro native who has recently returned to the area to join the Vermont Woods Studios marketing team. She earned her BS in Mass Communication at Champlain College, where she gained a passion for public relations and marketing and somehow found time to complete service projects in both Nicaragua and Tanzania. Heather is a travel enthusiast, social media junkie, and a lover of all things outdoors.
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