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Inexperienced Group Profile: Alex Chisholm

Final up to date on July eighth, 2021 at 03:47 pm

Alex joined our gross sales and operations workforce in early 2021, and she or he’s been busy taking orders and absorbing as a lot coaching as she will be able to from the remainder of the workforce. We’re rising shortly, so Alex is being pushed into the deep finish and studying methods to swim as she goes. Fortunately, she involves us with some nice prior expertise, together with an curiosity in furnishings and expertise in advertising and marketing and gross sales.

Q&A with Alex Chisholm

When did you begin at Vermont Woods Studios and what introduced you right here?

I began right here at Vermont Woods Studios on February 1st of 2021 – I’m a beginner! Sadly, my place at my earlier employer was eradicated as a result of pandemic but it surely turned out to be such an enormous blessing in disguise! I’m a Vernon, Vermont native and truly used to sled down the again hill at what’s now Stonehurst after I was somewhat woman. Some of the influential folks in my life was my outdated elementary faculty principal, Mr. Ellis, and this was once his dwelling! I really feel so lucky to have the chance to create many extra completely happy reminiscences right here at this particular place.

What does a typical work day appear like for you?

A typical work day has been much like that of consuming water from a fireplace hose! We’re so busy, the educational classes are infinite, and I couldn’t be extra excited! The perfect factor about my job is that “a typical work day” doesn’t exist. No two days are the identical. At some point may very well be full of coaching in regards to the totally different collections every workshop gives, whereas the following day I may very well be redesigning our showroom, the following may very well be extra gross sales workforce oriented engaged on pattern orders, working with clients all through their buying and supply experiences, the following I could discover myself up at our Windsor Warehouse engaged on stock. Earlier than you realize it it’s Friday! I find it irresistible!

What’s your favourite half about working at Vermont Woods Studios?

The VWS team planting trees on Earth Day, 2018

That’s a toss up. It’s nonetheless new and as a result of pandemic I’ve not been in a position to meet all of my coworkers head to head, however from what I’ve discovered about everybody, I must say my favourite half in regards to the job is the folks I get to work with. Everybody has been so extremely useful and accommodating all through my entire onboarding course of and if I ever have a query, I at all times get a immediate reply from at the least one in all my teammates.

I’d say my different favourite half about my job is how proud I really feel working for this firm. We’re concerned in Forests for the Monarchs, we’ve planted our personal orchard and pollinator gardens right here at Stonehurst, we’re a part of 1% for the Planet, and we plant 10 timber for each order positioned. I’m enthusiastic about environmental consciousness, so the actual fact we do all of this partially speaks extra volumes to me than the furnishings does. We’re undoubtedly greater than only a Vermont made furnishings firm.

Pizza or Ice Cream?

Tahitian Vanilla from the Walpole Creamery is the treatment to any and all of my life disaster’.

What’s your favourite Vermont model (apart from Vermont Woods Studios)?

I wish to get pleasure from a pleasant glass Tom Cat Barr Hill Gin with a big rock whereas carrying my Vermont Flannel Firm Flannel pajama bottoms and a pair of Darn Powerful socks.

Describe your typical commute to work.

I stay simply on the opposite facet of the hill in Bernardston, Massachusetts! It’s a 12 minute drive into work, however Dennis can attest to me habitually arriving 5-10 minutes late – I’m satisfied I’ve the most effective commute to work out of anybody! I at all times find yourself pulling over to snap an image of one of many attractive panorama views of the mountains simply rolling over one another within the distance and typically on a darkish morning when the solar remains to be attempting to peek out, the sky lights up in these superb pink and purple beams and it’s simply breathtaking. If that’s not sufficient, one of many horse farms I cross by simply purchased 6 buffalo!! So I wish to drive slowly previous there as a result of the horses are simply attractive however who else on this space will get to see magnificent buffalo on their work commute? I’m the luckiest!

You’re furnishing your dream home. What’s in it?


My aesthetic is mild, ethereal, and minimalistic meets nation cottage. I’ve been lucky sufficient to have been gifted a number of household heirloom items, so it might be necessary for me to include these items all through my dream dwelling.

So far as items that we provide, I have already got an energetic listing of what items I would like for my dwelling sometime! That is what’s on it to this point:

Eating Room:

Bed room:

And for the outside patio that overlooks my olympic sized salt water infinity pool which overlooks the ocean of Santorini, a Winery 6-Piece Deep Seating Set.

You’re dumping your outdated eating set. What’s subsequent? Why?

Classic Shaker Dining Set in Natural Cherry wood

I really like the Traditional Shaker Butterfly Extension desk for thus many causes! The extension mechanism is very easy! It’s large enough to have a seat for everybody on the desk! In my household, meals is essential, however extra importantly are the reminiscences made with those you’re keen on whereas making the meals. This desk is ideal for internet hosting the cooking events my household frequently has the place all of us collect across the desk to roll grape leaves, knead dough for do-it-yourself pasta, shell chickpeas for do-it-yourself hummus, and chop walnuts for a German chocolate cake, amongst many different dishes we put together. Ever since I laid eyes on the Spherical Again Chair I used to be intrigued, and as soon as I sat in a single I fell in love, so these could be my eating chairs. I’d even have the Traditional Shaker Bench prepared and accessible to tug as much as the desk for extra versatile extra seating when it’s time for after dinner drinks and a heated card recreation.

Choose one mattress to sleep on for the remainder of your life.

Vergennes platform bed in natural cherry wood. Built by Vermont Furniture Designs

I daydream in regards to the Vergennes Platform Mattress by Vermont Furnishings Designs each day.

What else ought to we learn about you?

I performed school lacrosse at Worcester State College the place I majored in Psychology. My hobbies embrace refinishing furnishings, something that will get me outdoor, and images, which has been a lifelong ardour of mine, and I lately began my very own enterprise. I’m a HUGE canine lover, I’ll select cheese over chocolate any day of the week, and I like to craft cocktails.

What are you jamming out to?




That’s a loaded query so get snug! I’m very enthusiastic about my music and I hold an open thoughts so I actually wouldn’t field myself into any class. What I jam to varies and is determined by my temper and what I’m doing.

After I’m refinishing furnishings, nothing however Billie Vacation.

After I’m on the slopes, it’s a nostalgic mixture of center faculty rock anthems by Crimson Scorching Chilli Peppers, Good Charlotte, Sorts of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, and Fall Out Boy amongst others.

Tash Sultana is my go to woman after I’m preparing within the morning, after I must chill out, and after I’m modifying my images.

Street journey jams are sometimes a combination of basic 70’s rock, 80’s hits, and 2000’s R&B.

My present new artist obsession is Brandi Carlile. Take a look at her album Stay at Benaroya Corridor with the Seattle Symphony. I promise you received’t be upset. Hallelujah leaves me speechless and coated in goosebumps each time.

Favourite Music of all time: Benny and the Jets – Elton John

Final Go-To Temper Booster Songs: Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder / You Get What You Give – New Radicals / Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

What’s one e-book you’d advocate everybody ought to learn?

The Previous Man and the Sea – By: Ernest Hemingway

What are you watching on Disney+?

The entire Disney Brief Movies! I believe they’re so inventive and I respect the entire effort and time that’s poured into these lower than 10 minute clips. I additionally love how various the brief movies are with reference to addressing the significance in educating and making folks conscious of sure issues that had been possibly as soon as seen as totally different in our society that are actually lastly normalized. For instance; Bao – an schooling on Chinese language tradition, Kitbull – pet adoption consciousness, Loop – Autism consciousness, and Out – gay consciousness in regards to the popping out course of.

What’s your all-time favourite quote to stay by?

“Go away the world a world somewhat higher than you discovered it.” – Unknown

“I’ve by no means recognized a stranger, only a good friend I haven’t met but” – Ted George

Who’s your favourite superhero?

Iron Man – he’s bought seems to be, fast wit, and brains!

If you happen to had been a tree, what sort of tree would you be?

A picture of stonehurst, our headquarters, during peak foliage

A maple tree in fact! I’m a Vermont native and I believe they’re essentially the most stunning sort of tree throughout foliage season!

What’s your spirit animal?

A Honey Badger for all the apparent causes!

If you happen to might have lunch with anybody, who wouldn’t it be?

Simply to have the ability to meet and shake Jane Goodall’s hand could be an honor, so the chance to have a full dialog together with her over lunch could be a dream!

It’s a sizzling summer time Saturday in Vermont. The place are you, and what are you doing?

You will discover me out crusing on Lake Champlain!

What’s your favourite taste of Ben & Jerry’s?

I’d contemplate a dish of Phish Meals to be a culinary masterpiece.

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