About the Founders


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Lyndsy Blais, M.Ed. is a mother of four 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 and 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, a sailing instructor, a 1:1 case manager for students with Autism, a Consulting Teacher in public schools and an Educational Evaluator in a private setting. The concept for Wildflowers Studio came to fruition when she began melding all of these educational experiences together with her belief that play is by far the most influential course of learning. In 2018 Lyndsy became the sole owner of Wildflowers Studio in Essex, VT.

 

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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, her 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 their creativity. Samantha recognized the importance of play and guided discovery as well as the crucial need for children to have a variety of opportunities for creativity in a safe, nurturing setting. Samantha was instrumental in founding the original Wildflowers Studio in South Burlington, VT. In 2017 Samantha relocated with dreams of beginning a family and someday creating the next Wildflowers Studio!