meet our Team

Barre, Vermont

Brent Johnson, 2019

Store Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

Hunger Mountain (Waterbury Side) and Northfield Country Club.

Bio:

I chose to work at Lenny’s because it's a small family company without the corporate environment. I was store manager next door for 8 years at Rite Aid and always thought that it would be a great place to work... and here I am!

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny’s products are pretty much all of the hiking shoes and boots.

Kylee Roya, 2019

Assistant Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

I love Vermont's season changes, Autumn is my favorite time of year!!!

Bio:

I choose to work at Lenny's because of the quality product, fast pace environment and the people I get to work with. My favorite Lenny's moment has been learning about all the fantastic brands we carry and sharing my knowledge with my team and customers.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny's product has to be Dansko's because of the support they offer me running around this place. My feet and back don't hurt when I'm wearing them.

Dennis LaRocque, 2011

Data Management
Favorite Local Attraction:

Anywhere outdoors weather it's kayaking, hiking, landscaping or just hanging with my boys playing in the mud.

Bio:

I work for Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel because it’s a local, family-owned business with great products. My favorite moments at Lenny's usually involve Shelby and her many "moments". Her most used word is "whoopsie".

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny's product would have to be Carhartt B13DST jeans because they are comfy, have nice deep front pockets and are durable.

Jeff Poulin, 2008

Receiving
Favorite Local Attraction:

My favorite local attraction is Spruce Mountain in Plainfield, VT, where my wife and I like to hike.

Bio:

I work for Lenny's Shoe & Apparel because it's an independent family-owned business.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny's product has to be SAXX underwear because of its fun patterns and ballpark pouch feature.

Dana Davis, 2021

Key Holder
Favorite Local Attraction:

My favorite local attraction is Thunder Road in Barre, VT.

Bio:

I work for Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel because I enjoy being around my co-workers. It's a good work environment. I like selling what we sell and enjoy getting to know customers and determining their needs while shopping.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny's product would have to be Blundstone because they are comfortable and have a variety of colors.

Maia Castonguay, 2021

Key Holder
Favorite Local Attraction:

My favorite local attraction is anywhere where I can spend time outdoors with my friends and my dog.

Bio:

I work for Lenny's Shoe & Apparel because I enjoy being around my co-workers. It's a fun work environment. There is always something new and exciting every day.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny's product would have to be Carhartt because it is durable and comfortable. In addition, they can be versatile, such as in harsh work environments, and worn in your everyday lifestyle.

Kristin McCarthy, 2006

HR & Payroll
Favorite Local Attraction:

Skiing at Bolton Mountain

Bio:

I work at Lenny’s because it allowed me to be with my husband (Mark) and work when my kids are in school. My favorite moments working here I have to say everything about the company, being in the family, it is a joy to see how hard my father in-law worked, my husband works and now having our daughter work as well. The last production with Jake has been a very proud moment for us to be able to share our story, listen to how things began and to know that we care so deeply for the communities that our stores are in.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

Olukai sandals and Dansko clogs are two of my favorite items we carry; when I wear either, my back doesn’t hurt me!

Mark McCarthy

Owner

Carol Wheeler, 2000

Business Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

Waterbury Reservoir

Bio:

I work here because it’s a great and reputable business. I remember when Hurricane Irene hit, and Lenny's traveled to many of the flood locations to give out free Carhartt jeans and sweatshirts to the victims. It was so gratifying.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

We carry so many brands and products that I love. But I am a definite Prana clothing fan. Fits my body and type and all their products are cute and stylish.

Plattsburgh, New York

Todd McCarthy

Co-Owner

Sherri Robinson, 2013

Assistant Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

Pointe Au Roche State Park - great walking trails with beautiful views

Bio:

I was familiar with what Lenny's Shoe & Apparel did as a company to give back to the community in Vermont and knowing that a New York location was opening, I knew I needed to be a part of a company that cares so much for the local people. My son, Shyroc, and I participated in a Plattsburgh Lenny's commercial and it was his 4th birthday.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite item by far is Darn Tough socks. They are super comfortable, have fun patterns, have a lifetime guarantee and are made locally.

Alex Warner, 2018

Key Holder
Favorite Local Attraction:

City Of Plattsburgh Marina

Bio:

My family and I have shopped at Lenny's in Williston for years, so when they came to Plattsburgh, I knew it was somewhere I'd love to work. I left Lenny's in 2016 when I moved out of the area, so this is actually my second time working for Lenny's. If it wasn't great why would I come back?! One of my favorite spots in town is the City Of Plattsburgh Marina, in the summer it's the best spot to grab a bite to eat and watch the boats!

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny’s product is the Blundstone boots because they are good quality, versatile, and can be worn for numerous activities.

St. Albans, Vermont

Jo Greenslet, 2021

Store Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

My spacious backyard with family and friends and the Alburgh Dunes State Park.

Bio:

I chose to work at Lenny’s because of their commitment to community, customer, staff and quality products.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

So many! I'll pick my 3 favs: Toad and Co., Dansko and Keen.

Samantha Coolum, 2021

Assistant Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

My favorite place to visit is the beach! Any place there is sun, sand and friends... or a great book to escape into.

Bio:

I grew up shopping at Lenny's since I was a kid! I’ve always loved working in small businesses with a close knit team who have a commitment to customer service and a passion to sell fantastic product!

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

Not an easy question to answer. There are too many great things to choose from. My favorite product at the moment are the Teva sandals I just bought! Getting ready for that warmer weather!

Williston, Vermont

Bobbie Jo Fontaine, 2011

Store Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

Church Street and the Burlington Waterfront

Bio:

I have over 21 years of shoe and retail experience. Lenny's Shoe & Apparel was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge. One of my favorite memories was my experience as the District Manager when I was hired. It gave me the opportunity to meet all staff in all locations. Another favorite memory was opening the Plattsburgh location.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite brand we carry is Kuhl. I like it’s quality and it fits my taste of clothing

Matt Fillion, 2019

Assistant Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

Smuggler’s Notch and exploring all Vermont has to offer!

Bio:

I chose to work at Lenny’s because it is a local, family owned business. At Lenny’s they truly care for their customers and associates!

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

I love all the products sold at Lenny’s. The quality and value are unbeatable.

Karen Swedo, 2020

Assistant Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

Burlington Waterfront to sit and watch the beautiful sunsets.

Bio:

I chose to work at Lenny's because I enjoy supporting local small businesses and it's been a really great team environment for me, which is very important. I always feel confident in our products and know that I help people who have been stressed trying to shop online during these crazy covid times.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny's product would be the Paisley shoe from Dansko. When I first started working here, that shoe made the biggest difference in my personal life due to having some crazy ankle instability issues for a very long time. Since then, I have been able to understand the product line more and recommend certain similar products to our customers who have similar issues that I have had.

Kash Spencer, 2018

Key Holder
Favorite Local Attraction:

Tree House at Oakledge Park

Bio:

 I choose to work at Lenny's because it is family owned and that's exactly how the atmosphere is. My favorite moment working at Lenny's is staff appreciation days. We worked really hard at providing great customer service and its nice to see that the owners take note of that.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny's product is everything!, there are a lot of high quality brands at great prices. We pretty much have everything.

Marc LeBlanc, 2009

Buyer
Favorite Local Attraction:

Church Street for drinks with friends to people watch

Bio:

I chose to work for Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel because it’s a local, family-run business. My favorite memories are of our charity work with the Humane Society. I created the "Quarter Drop" game that raised over $6000.00 for the Humane Society of Chittenden county. Also when two frequent female customers came in and gave me a hug and said "You and your fun personality are the reason we come here.”

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

I like the Olukai Moloa shoe for their comfort and ease.

Amanda Cashin, 2011

Marketing Director
Favorite Local Attraction:

Valcour Island

Bio:

I have shopped at Lenny's since I was a kid, always getting my back to school sneakers and winter jackets here. I love working for locally owned businesses and when the job opportunity came up and aligned with my skills, I knew it was something I wanted to pursue. I love filming our television commercials. It's fun to work on the concepts and find coworkers, friends, family and customers to participate. We always have fun filming and manage to spend most of the day laughing, and usually dancing and singing as well!

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

I enjoy anything by Prana. I love my Kara jeans and all the Prana summer dresses.

Kat Sebastiano, 2022

E-Commerce Manager
Favorite Local Attraction:

Any local dog park. Starr Farm or Essex Dog Park I enjoy bringing my pup to.

Bio:

I chose to work for Lenny’s because I support locally owned and run businesses. In addition, I enjoy the fast-paced, fun, professional work environment.

Favorite Lenny’s Product:

My favorite Lenny’s product is the Carhartt A18 beanies. They are the perfect winter beanie being stylish and warm. It pairs well with the other Carhartt gear I wear.