Lyndsy Blais, M.Ed. is a mother of four awesome girls and an educator with over 15 years of varied experience in the field. Lyndsy holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Education from Muhlenberg College as well as a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Vermont.
Lyndsy’s passion for working with children brought her to a number of unique settings with various age groups and abilities. She has been a ski instructor, an adaptive sailing instructor, a case manager for students with Autism, a Consulting Teacher in public schools, an Educational Diagnostician at The Stern Center, and a stay at home mom!
The dream of Wildflowers Studio began to evolve when Lyndsy combined these educational experiences together with her belief that play is by far the most influential course of learning. She founded the original Wildflowers Studio in South Burlington, VT in 2015 with her friend, Sam Spisiak. In 2017, Wildflowers moved to Lang Farm in Essex, VT and Lyndsy became the sole owner.
Samantha Spisiak holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science at the College of Brockport. After studying Spanish during a semester in Chile she moved to Burlington and worked as a case manager for the Lund Center residential facility. During this time she also became employed as a nanny for a number of families.
In both settings, Sam’s work with children brought her an unexpected fulfillment and a new direction in life. In her new work, she found many opportunities to help young minds explore creatively.
Samantha soon recognized the importance of play and guided discovery in early education as well as the crucial need for children to have a variety of opportunities for creativity in a safe, nurturing setting. Along with Lyndsy, Samantha founded the original Wildflowers Studio in South Burlington, VT. Her passion, artistic ability and outside the box thinking were instrumental in the vision and growth. In 2017, Samantha made a tough decision and relocated…..but with dreams of beginning a family and someday creating the next Wildflowers Studio!