Green Team Profile: Greg Augustine

Liz, Peggy, and Greg greening up at the Vernon Dam

Greg joined the team early in 2019 to fill a position managing the Stonehurst property, helping with shipping, logistics, and warehousing, and making sure the showroom stays warm during the winter by keeping the wood stacked near the outdoor boiler.

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Green Team Profile: Sophia Rabe

Sophia Rabe: Social Media Manager for Vermont Woods Studios & Owner at Olive and Milo

In this post we’re profiling another member of our “Green Team,” Sophia Rabe. Sophie joined us in 2018 to help us connect with more people on social media and figure out how to use social platforms to increase awareness and support for our mission. She helps out with our post scheduling, audience engagement, and paid social advertising.

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Green Team Profile: Katie O’Neil

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 10:21 am

Katie O headshot

Katie joined us early in 2019 to help out our sales & operations team. She’s on the front lines answering phone calls and live chats from customers, communicating with craftsmen about customizations, and touring guests around our showroom.

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Green Team Profile: Geoff Strawbridge

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:01 pm

In this #VWSGreenTeam profile, we’re introducing Geoff Strawbridge. Geoff has previous work experience in high-growth tech startups including Tripod (acquired during his time there by Lycos) and MyWebGrocer, and is the founder and CEO of BootstrapVT, a marketing consultancy based in Burlington, VT.

Geoff is an important part of the management, marketing, and IT teams here and is helping us define our segment of the online furniture market.

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Green Team Profile: Michelle Rooks

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:02 pm

In this #VWSGreenTeam profile, we’re (re)introducing Michelle Rooks! Michelle joined us as we were transitioning into our permanent home at Stonehurst, which, as you’ll find out, happens to be quite close to her own home.

Michelle is part of our Sales & Operations team and spends much of her time making sure orders sent to our craftsmen are 100% accurate and exactly what customers have asked for, among other things. She’s a valued member of our team and a wonderful person to know.

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Green Team Profile: Jake Friend

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:02 pm

Jake Friend Vermont Woods Studios

Jake joined Vermont Woods Studios in 2018, filling a role in shipping, customer service, and operations. Jake shares a downstairs office with Michelle and Liz and works closely with Dennis and Sean. We’re excited to have him on board! Read More

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Green Team Profile: Jake Checani

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:03 pm

Ethically Sourced Furniture | Vermont Woods Studios

2018 was Jake’s first year at Vermont Woods Studios, but you wouldn’t know it based on how many different roles he fills on a daily basis. In addition to keeping everyone warm in the winter and making sure Stonehurst looks her best, Jake also heads our delivery and furniture transport team.

Now, he’s #VWSGreenTeam featured.

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Green Team Profile: Dennis Shanoff

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:03 pm

In this month’s #VWSGreenTeam profile, we’re meeting Dennis Shanoff. Dennis is the longest tenured employee at Vermont Woods Studios and has been with the company since it was run out of a spare bedroom in Peggy and Ken’s home. Read More

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Green Team Profile: Ken Farabaugh

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:03 pm

Ken is one of the co-founders of Vermont Woods Studios, along with his wife, Peggy Farabaugh. The original craftsmen at Vermont Woods Studios (Peggy started selling Ken’s furniture online in 2005), he’s got ~40 years of experience building furniture. Read More

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Megan Fulton: Welcome to The Woods

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:05 pm

Welcome to the team Megan!

Megan Fulton joins our Marketing team as the new Marketing Assistant. She will be taking the reins of our social media platforms, blogging and community involvement–as well as helping with marketing strategies and PR projects.

Megan Fulton

A graduate from Emerson College in Boston, MA with BS in Marketing Communications and minor in Psychology, Megan studied abroad in the Netherlands, in a refurbished 14th Century Castle, “Kasteel Well”. She’s traveled to 13 countries and some of her favorite cities are Amsterdam, Madrid and Lucerne.

Kasteel Well
Emerson College’s Kasteel Well-a view from the back of the Main Castle and inner moat.

 

Europe
Pictures from Megan’s time abroad-Sicily, Amsterdam, Barcelona

She has a passion for Human Rights that started when she was 18 and she began her journey with the non-profit organization, Calling All Crows. During her time with CAC she traveled alongside Boston bands, State Radio and Dispatch, first as an Alternative Break Tour Volunteer and worked her way up to an intern, Tour Leader and “Team Bostonia” Regional Coordinator.

Service Project Cologne
Megan at Service Project in Cologne, Germany with members of the band State Radio and Alternative Break Tour Volunteers

Megan is excited to join the Vermont Woods Studios team and use her passion and experience to help grow the mission of VWS.

Megan Dog Charlie
Megan with her dog Charlie and a picture she snapped during the Red Sox victory parade in 2013

When she’s not here at our Stonehurst Showroom she can be found walking or hiking with her black lab Charlie or cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots!

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