Stop by our Stonehurst showroom and say hello to Leanne Drouin, our new sales and customer service professional.
Stop by our Stonehurst showroom and say hello to Leanne Drouin, our new sales and customer service professional.

We have a new Sales & Customer Service professional at Vermont Woods Studios!  Please help me welcome Leanne Drouin to our Vermont furniture family.  Lee is working alongside Sean Henry to serve our customers in person at Stonehurst as well as via phone, email and live chat. Here’s a little inside scoop on Lee so you can surprise her when you call or stop by— she’s a woman of many interests.

Daughter of a Woodworker

We interviewed many excellent candidates for the position but Lee was outstanding in her knowledge of the different wood species we use in our furniture.  She was quick to point out all the woods we have in the showroom as she spoke of helping her dad in his woodworking shop.  A knowledge of design, dovetails and wood movement also came through and that will surely serve customers well at Vermont Woods Studios.

Animal Lover, Musician & Fellow Nature Nut

Lee grew up in Phillipston, a small town in Massachusetts. She is a huge fan of the outdoors, where she’s often spending time with her two children and best friend (a 4 year old boxer named “Cooper”). When she’s not playing the guitar you can find Lee fishing alongside the river or hiking with her dog on the local trails. She is proactive in protecting and preserving wildlife for future generations. She loves nature and animals.

Leanne Drouin | Sales & Design Consultant | Vermont Woods Studios
Lee loves animals.  She was a horse rehabilitator in a former life.  When you call, ask her about her fire breathing career too!

Horse Whisperer & Fire Breather

Horses have been her first love since Lee was a small girl. As she grew older her favorite equine projects were rehabilitating “problematic” horses.  Lee taught them to trust again as she built better relationships between humans and horses through trick training.

Lee is happy to be able to combine all of her life experiences and love of the outdoors to help us furnish a greener world at Vermont Woods Studios.  We feel very fortunate to have her on our team!

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Monarchs Rebounding | 2017 | Vermont Woods Studios
We’ve seen dozens of monarchs this year at our Stonehurst showroom in Vernon, Vermont.  It’s exciting because last year we saw only a handful. On this World Nature Conservation Day it’s nice to report that things are on the upswing.

It’s Working!

Nature nuts and monarch lovers: your hard work of planting milkweed & nectar flowers is paying off.  Butterfly populations seem to be bouncing back this year after decades of decline.  It’s too soon to declare victory but many encouraging signs are out there.  We’ll have to wait for the official reports from Monarch Joint Venture but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
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Vermont Woods Studios is Proud to Support VPR
Silviculturalist Jose Luis Alvarez and I were interviewed by Nina Keck at VPR last Fall. The Vermont Edition show offered us a chance to share our passion for conserving monarch butterfly habitat in Vermont and Mexico.

VPR Underwriter

  • “I know… I heard about that on All Things Considered last night”
  • “Are you going to the Vermont Brewers Festival this year?”  “When is it?”  “Not sure… check VPR’s website”
  • “What’s the forecast this weekend?”  “I just heard Mark Breen say it’s going to be gorgeous”

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Martha Stewart Living Featured Vermont Woods Studios in Article About American Made Furniture
We’re featured in a Martha Steward Living article about furniture makers that embody the American-made spirit. Many thanks to writer, Gabriela Barkho!  We’re proud to be included in such a distinguished cadre of American furniture makers.

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Certified Wildlife hatitat
The National Wildlife Federation has recognized us in their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program. Our Stonehurst showroom is on 109 acres of sustainably managed woodlands and meadows which NWF has designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

Dear Customers, Thank You!

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization. We’re excited to support their work by creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat® as part of their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program.  This achievement is only possible because of the strong support we receive from our wonderful customers and stakeholders.

Fellow Nature Nuts: you can do the same at your home or business!  If you have a garden that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife, join the club and get it certified. It’s all about providing your neighborhood wildlife with natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young.
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