What This New Englander Has Learned about Our National Parks and Nature.
Growing up in a small, rural, New Hampshire town, I was born loving the outdoors. Being raised in a log cabin situated in the middle of a forest gives you a unique perspective on nature and wildlife. My sister and I would spend our days climbing huge glacial rock formations behind our house, using the roots of trees growing on the rocks as our rope. We’d pretend we were pioneers in the winter and hike through the snow covered woods. We got tips at a young age on what to do if we crossed paths with a black bear on our walks. And thunderstorms were always a little scary because we worried a tree would fall on our house.
With our Save the Monarchs tour coming up next week, we decided to dress this Vermont furniture showroom up for the occasion. Ken and Kyle built a beautiful maple end table and brought it over to Breeze Verdant who inlaid that amazing monarch image above. There are actually over 100 tiny pieces of wood and metal in it!
We know buying solid wood furniture is an investment and we’re glad you’ve chosen us. To help ease the process we’ve created a short guide to some of our frequently asked questions. Don’t see an answer to your question(s)? Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here seven days a week so don’t hesitate to give us a call, email or live chat.
April Showers Bring May Flowers and Blossoming Deals!
Spring is a magical time of year. Everything gets lighter, more colorful and warmer. The days start to last longer and the nights don’t feel as cold. Buds start to appear on trees and bushes. Birds can be heard singing in the morning and dew often greets you at the car.
If you visited Vermont Woods Studios on this icy winter day, you would notice that the beautiful stone walkway leading to our furniture showroom is clear, dry & safe to walk on. That’s because Kyle Vinton, our new Facilities Manager was up at 3:00 this morning, snow-blowing, shoveling and meticulously sanding to keep everyone safe on their way into work.
A Man of Many Talents
Kyle comes to us with many years of experience in a wide variety of roles. He’s a graduate of Castleton University who holds a BS in Public Relations and a minor in Business. Kyle’s worked in areas such as event coordination, retail management, loss prevention, inventory control, landscaping, lean manufacturing, maintenance, and shipping & receiving.
As Facilities Manager, he puts this diverse set of skills to good use, as every day here at Stonehurst brings a new challenge. Our furniture showroom sits on 109 acres of managed woodlands and Kyle is in charge of maintaining it… winter, spring, summer and fall. We share our land with customers and neighbors so they can enjoy Vermont’s sustainable outdoor lifestyle and that involves lots of work. Not the least of which is weeding the forest garden and feeding the outdoor wood stove to keep us warm on this chilly day!
Kyle is the New Ken
Lucky for Ken… Kyle lives just down the road from Vermont Woods Studios and has graciously agreed to handle the inevitable emergencies that come up when maintaining any Vermont home (especially in the winter). This, I want to say, has made Ken a much more lovable person! For that ALL of us at Vermont Woods Studios say THANK YOU, Kyle.
A Bonafide Vermonter & Family Guy
Born and raised a Vermonter, Kyle grew up right here in Vernon. He is one of a small, elite group of Vermonters, who’ve achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He loves being outdoors and enjoys camping, backpacking and hiking (all prerequisites for this job).
Kyle and his beautiful wife, Jessica met as freshmen in college 14 years ago and have recently returned to Vernon to raise their family. Their 4 young sons are facilities managers in training at Stonehurst (word has it they will soon be welcoming a little sister into the crew so we’re excitedly anticipating that event). Help me extend a warm welcome to Kyle Vinton on Facebook or stop by Stonehurst, shake his hand and admire his work in person!
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