Owner and Creative Director
As far back as Jenifer Green can remember she has loved art. Her mother was an artist and encouraged her children with afternoons filled with homemade kitchen clay, noodle necklaces and collages. Being creative was a given, part of the family DNA. An attitude was established, that making art and being creative is expressed everyday in many ways. Green pursued fine art in college and graduated from Philadelphia College of Art. With husband, Don Green, a furniture maker they founded Greentree Home in 1992 with the intention to produce designs that were innovative and individually crafted. Today, in addition to exploring new designs and directions for her growing beeswax candle company, Green directs her attention to sales and marketing. In her spare time she tends to beekeeping and hiking.
Two of Helen's many incarnations -as a professional chef and studio assistant for a textile designer - were perfect background for understanding production and
developing a rhythm while keeping an eye on the variables of candle making. Helen's other creative pursuits entail singing with a large choir as well as performing with a small a capella group. While living in Oneonta, over hill and dale from Greentree's studio, she raised her son who has successfully fledged and now her current housemates are her two dogs and one cat. She also bakes really, really delicious cakes.
As an artist and former art educator, Aubrynn Nealis Cobbe has always encouraged herself to explore new areas of creative study. She has been an assistant at a frame shop and at a textile design studio. She has honed her skills at creating hand-crafted products and continues her pursuit of learning new creative skills, now, by making candles. Candle making has proven to be an opportunity for Aubrynn to work with talented people, learn a new craft, use her hands, and find satisfaction in being part of a team that makes a truly beautiful product.
When she is not making candles, Aubrynn enjoys long walks with her dogs, Chauncey and Darby, getting lost in a good read, trying out a new recipe, and building her home with her boyfriend Tom. She has always felt fortunate that her family, opportunities to explore new art forms and a beautiful setting from which to draw artistic inspiration from are so near to where she lives.
Mathias Mietzelfeld, affectionately know as Matt (or by the alter ego Unity H Falls (or by the alter ego of his alter ego Miss Unity)), is a writer, editor, performer, troubadour and aspiring life coach who has come to settle once more in the foothills of the Catskills after traveling for many years around the United States. A high school dropout, college dropout and PHD school dropout, Matt is proud to call himself a perpetual student of life and its manifold wonders. When he is not buffing, wrapping, finishing or simply admiring our wonderful candles, you may find him running, meditating, practicing Kundalini yoga, walking in the woods, enjoying a poetry reading at Bright Hill Press ( Just down the road from the Greentree studio), or brushing cats at the Delaware Valley Humane Society. His favorite fact about beeswax candles is that, when burned, they release negative ions, which bind to and neutralize free radicals in the air, contributing to a sense of peace and contentment. He can be found on Instagram under the handle @theonlyunity
Michael spent 20+ years working in Marketing & Process Improvement at JP Morgan Chase, before moving up to the Catskills with his partner and their son. "We started as weekenders and fell in love with the area. When we had the opportunity to be here full time we took the plunge. The sense of community up here is extraordinary." Michael enjoys being outdoors and has a passion for travel - although he is always happy to come home to the beauty of the Catskills.
Mykel Anne is the newest member of the Greentree Home Candle team. With a background in farming, she worked at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown NY for 20 years. She and her newly wed husband enjoy gardening and yard work. Mykel Anne brings a strong work ethic and honed skill for detail to Greentree.