Jun 30, 2019
There is a new group in town! The National Upholstery
Association is looking to gather the professionals in the
Upholstery Industry and support and encourage them.
Rachel Fletcher and Audrey Lonsway are the new President and
Vice President of the NUA.
Rachel Fletcher owns
Knox Upholstery in Knoxville, Tennessee. With a
bachelor's degree in communications from Millikin University, her
career before upholstery included marketing, advertising and
promotional events. Rachel learned how to upholster while working
as a theatrical Props Assistant at the University of Tennessee -
Knoxville. After falling in love with the trade she began her
upholstery business out of her home in 2010.
Rachel is a very
active participant in the upholstery world. She is the
President of the National Upholstery Association and a co-moderator
of the Professional Upholsterer's Network on Facebook, which boasts
over 2,100 upholsterers globally.
Audrey Lonsway owns
Sewing Den LLC in Ashburn, Virginia. Providing both
upholstery and workroom services, she enjoys the variety in her
shop. Audrey has a degree in Music Education from Shepherd College
and spent ten years as a National Park Ranger (complete with the
Smokey the Bear hat!) at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing
Arts as well as two other DC area National Parks. She’s a mother of
two young and wife to a tall Ranger husband.
Cynthia Bleskachek of The Funky Little Chair
Susan Woodcock's Workroom Tech
Window Covering Association of America (WCAA)