Meet the Team
Leigh Williams founded Laughing Moon Chocolates in 2001 to share her passion for creating beautiful, delicious chocolates in an inspiring, creative, customer driven atmosphere that promotes learning and personal growth.
What is most important to me? Making people happy. Whether it's my staff or customers my main goal is always to provide a simple but memorable experience for every customer and a supportive, enthusiastic work enviroment. I have learned that it is often the simplest things that bring people the most joy and sharing my chocolates with the community has been amazing.
The business has grown over the twelve years since it started it and now involves an amazing team of talented and dedicated people, creating delicious chocolates and confections. They cook all their centers in a small copper kettle using the freshest local ingredients available. Generations-old recipes are utilized and improved upon to create buttercream, caramel, fudge, buttercrunch and truffles.
Laughing Moon's shop and kitchen occupy a beautiful space on South Main Street in the village of Stowe, Vermont.
My children and I recently moved to Fayston and are enjoying our little hillside farm, which we named Snapdragon Farm. We even have a Facebook page for it (https://www.facebook.com/Snapdragonfarm) Our free-range eggs are often available at Laughing Moon Chocolates and hopefully next year we will start selling our own Maple Syrup! We have 120 taps on a gravity fed line system and so long as I can stop burning the pan, we should have beautiful syrup next spring.
I went back to school in 2012 and just earned a Master's degree in Public Administration.
Brittany Tatro - General Manager. Brittany has been working at Laughing Moon Chocolates since 2005, and is well acquainted with all of our local customers. She loves to share stories about her two dogs, Bindy and Stevie.
Samantha Page - Production Manager. Samantha has been at Laughing Moon since 2012. She enjoys hiking, seeing live music, and spending time with her three daughters.
Sara Jacobsen started as a full-time chocolatier in the spring of 2017. Sara grew up in the Stowe area, and can often be found running along its beautiful paths and trails.
Anne Farley makes most of our signature chocolate bars on Sundays and Mondays while balancing her other job as a mom!
Lee Lee Robinson started in Outreach, customer service, and some bookkeeping in the spring of 2017. She enjoys movie nights with her family and weekends away in the Adirondacks.
Jeremy Rayburn - Business Manager. Jeremy recently moved to Vermont from New York in 2017 and is thrilled to be part of the Laughing Moon Team! He loves the outdoors and writes comedy in his spare time.