Category: Meet the Crew

Learn a little about the folks who make your tent.

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MEET THE TENTSMITHS CREW – Stephen

Name: Stephen ShellenbeanHometown: Deerfield, NHPosition: Chief Operating OfficerWhich means: I figure out what we’re making and how it’s made. And then answer questions when folks are confused. I’ve been sewing for most of my life and camping for all of it. Many were the summers I spent under canvas as a Boy Scout before discovering […]

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Meet the Tentsmiths Crew: Brynhildr

Name: Brynhildr (But everyone calls me Brinnie)Hometown: Deerfield, NHPosition: DivaWhich means: I am the reason everyone comes to the shop, right? I am a Bull Terrier, and I am 45 pounds of love. I was rescued one year ago and I fit in great! I love to sit in laps and give kisses. It is […]

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Meet the Tentsmiths Crew – Alena

Name: AlenaHometown: Hopkinton, New HampshirePosition: Owner/CFOWhich means I: Take care of the bills, Answer the phones with Kristal, post on social media, assist with scheduling, cutting, hiring, you name it, I do it! Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved history. Half the photos of me growing up I’m wearing prairie dresses and straw […]

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Meet the Tentsmiths Crew – Ariel

Name: ArielHometown: Nashua, NH/ New Boston, NH; we moved a few times. Position: Shop ManagerWhich means I: Organize production in the shop! I train our stitchers and work along side them to get canvas and oilskin products cut, stitched, and otherwise ready for shipping. I also work closely with Stephen to manage the workload and make […]

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Meet the Tentsmiths Crew – Cara

Name: CaraHometown: Monroe, MichiganPosition: StitcherWhich means I: Cut and assemble tents, watchcoats and guncases I was the kid that loved fantasy and history a little too much. Conventions, renaissance faires, and the SCA became my favourite places to be, and when I went to university for film and theatre, I found it was the perfect […]

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Meet the Tentsmiths Crew – Kari

Ever wondered who exactly it is that stitches your tarp or tent? Who answers the phone? Who exactly is Tentsmiths? Here is your answer! Name: KariHometown: Deerfield, NHPosition: GreeterWhich means: When someone enters the Tentsmiths shop I will come to greet them. I am a Leonberger. I weigh 150 pounds. Since I am a very […]

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Meet the Tentsmiths Crew – Allison

Ever wondered who exactly it is that stitches your tarp or tent? Who answers the phone? Who exactly is Tentsmiths? Here is your answer! Name: AllisonHometown: Cincinnati, OhioPosition: Stitcher Which means I: stitch canvas and oilskin tents and tarps After graduating with a BA in Theatre, I started working professionally with theatrical costumes. Some places I’ve […]

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Meet the Tentsmiths Crew – Kristal

Ever wondered who exactly it is that stitches your tarp or tent? Who answers the phone? Who exactly is Tentsmiths? Here is your answer! Name: KristalHometown: Iowa City, Iowa Position: Office/Shipping Manager Which means I: Answer phone calls and emails, pack finished tarps and tents for shipping, ship boxes, handle returns, keep track of stock, […]

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