Who We Are

Meet Our Team

Nature lovers, idealists, world travellers, and furniture aficionados are just a few words that describe the team at Vermont Woods Studios. We are passionate about furniture and the forests that it comes from.

While some of us are Vermonters by birth and others are transplants or commuters, we are all proud to represent Vermont's reputation for hard work, friendly people, and quality craftsmanship. We work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that every customer gets the best value and experience possible, and we enjoy helping our customers bring a little piece of our home into theirs.

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Ken Farabaugh

Vice President

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.

Ken also keeps the team on their toes, crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s but as often as he demands perfection, he twice as often commends, congratulates and applauds the effort each team member gives. His mantra: "You will never get today back so make it productive, help someone out, teach somebody something, and live it to the fullest."

Sean Henry

Sales Consultant

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 a 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."

Beatrice O'Neil

Sales & Customer Service Consultant

A New England native, originally hailing from Connecticut, Bea came to us with an extensive background in customer service. With over a decade of experience spanning coast to coast, Bea has expressed her excitement to work for a company like VWS and be able to stand behind our efforts towards sustainability and saving the planet.

In her time with VWS, Bea has become a guru in design consulting and guiding customers through the process of purchasing furniture they'll cherish for a lifetime. When not working closely with customers in the showroom or over the phone, she enjoys digging in the garden and hiking the trails of the North East with her lovable pitbull, Frankie.

Michelle Rooks

Order Processor

Michelle graduated with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Animal Science from South Dakota State University. She worked in the publishing industry for many years prior to coming to Vermont Woods Studios.

Michelle loves the fact that no two days are the same in her new career. Processing orders, talking with customers, writing blogs and socializing with colleagues keeps things interesting. Michelle’s family enjoys performing together in community theater and they are active in their local church. She wins the prize for shortest commute, living less than a quarter mile from beautiful Stonehurst.

Neville Kerr

Website Developer

While Neville currently calls North Carolina his home, he is a native of Australia. His background includes extensive service in the Royal Australian Air Force, e-commerce consulting and many interesting experiences in between.

A true nomad at heart, he loves to travel, having visited many countries across the globe including some of Peggy's favorite rainforest countries. Whenever it doesn't interfere with playing golf, backgammon or traveling the world, Neville can be found applying his genius to improve the functionality and usability of our website.

Christian Lucier

Logistics Manager

Christian joined the VWS team early on in 2024 and quickly become an integral part of our Logistics team. Christian plays the critical role of Logistics Manager, making sure that your furniture gets from our workshops to your home in pristine condition.

Having spent a bit of time living in Minnesota, Christian now calls Massachusetts home along with his wife and five children. Overseeing furniture pick-ups, customer deliveries and managing our shipping depot are only a few of the responsibilities that Christian oversees here at VWS. When he’s not working, you’ll find him spending quality time with his family, on the ice curling or enjoying a hockey game.

Luke Ketchum

Facilities & Shipping

Luke's role at VWS is seasonally dependent and as varied as our mixed hardwood forests. In addition to making sure Stonehurst looks her best in all seasons, Luke also heads our delivery and furniture transport team ensuring that your furniture is handled with the utmost care.

With a background in tree care, landscaping and beyond, Luke has brought an extensive amount of experience and knowledge to his versatile role at VWS. On his days off, you’ll find him out on the Rugby pitch kicking up mud and dust with his teammates.

Peggy Farabaugh

President and Founder

More than the mind behind Vermont Woods Studios, Peggy is the heart and soul of Stonehurst. It may seem effortless the way she manages day to day operations, team motivation and outreach, while developing and pushing our mission, all between 9AM and 5PM, but if you read the time mark on her emails, you’d know she’s actually at work around the clock.

A visitor to Stonehurst (during business hours), shouldn’t be surprised to come across Peggy high-fiving a team member, tending to a Monarch chrysalis, hammering away on her laptop or bringing minds from various departments together to brainstorm for our next big project.

Dennis Shanoff

General Manager

Though you may consider Dennis someone who enjoys the simple life, hiking or riding his motorcycle around New England, he leaves his leisure at the door when arriving at Stonehurst.

One of the original Vermont Woods Studios employees, Dennis now leads our Front Line team through their day to day activities as they work with our valued customers. Dennis’ love of simple, traditional craftsmanship and interest in nature and woodworking have made him right at home at VWS.

Brian Doherty

Customer Service

Originally hailing from Ireland, Brian joined the VWS team in 2020. ​He is a member of the Customer Service team but also lends a hand to the Sales, Order Processing and Shipping departments.​ Lately he's even​ played a lead role in migrating our website to a more modern platform... truly a jack of all trades!

A career history of customer service, project management, and team management experience across multiple countries made this role an ideal fit for Brian. In his spare time he loves to watch soccer (or football as he would say), play video games and create content for his YouTube channel.

Martin Corbin

Webmaster

Raised in a creative household, Martin has been drawing, painting and playing music since childhood. He received his first computer from a family friend when he was ten years old.

Using an introduction to computer programming book, Martin began to teach himself how to write computer programs. Also a self-taught musician, he plays guitar, keyboard and mandolin. He enjoys working with websites because it utilizes both the left-brain logic of computer code and the right-brain creative thinking of design.

Nina Markiw

Creative Director

Nina is a Brattleboro native with a passion for the fine arts world. She graduated from Johnson State College with her bachelors degree in Studio Arts and has put her skills to use as our creative director, professional photographer and product manager.

You can thank Nina for the plethora of beautiful images and descriptions of our furniture. She loves spending time outdoors, so when she isn't busy behind the camera or on Photoshop, you'll find her gardening, landscaping, or playing disc golf!

Riley Farabaugh

SEO/SEM Consultant

Riley was just 10 years old when his parents founded Vermont Woods Studios in a tiny space adjoining his bedroom.

Pre-occupied by a basketball hoop in the driveway, Riley took little notice of the company in its formative years. Now well into his twenty-somethings, Riley has acquired specialized expertise in the area of digital marketing. He keeps on top of the complex and changing world of e-commerce to enable our small company to compete successfully with giants like Wayfair & Amazon.

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