January 29, 2019
After a 30+ year career at Sheridan Nurseries, Valerie Stensson, Vice President of Marketing and Purchasing, will be retiring from the company as of June 28, 2019.

Valerie will continue to lead the purchasing and marketing teams as the search for her replacement takes place. She will assist in training and mentoring the new leader and then transition to leading special projects for Sheridan until her retirement date.

Valerie started with Sheridan in June of 1988 as the Home Décor Product Manager. She brought many new products and categories to the Sheridan assortment; changing the entire look and diminishing the seasonality. In 1993, Valerie identified an opportunity to grow the business by bringing marketing in-house and redeploying the budget more effectively. This concept was approved by the executive, resulting in Valerie being appointed marketing manager and the creation of Sheridan’s first marketing department.

In 2006, she was appointed Marketing and Merchandise Manager, and in 2009 she was promoted to her current position.

Throughout her entire career, Valerie has contributed greatly to the strengthening of the Sheridan brand, and her leadership will be missed. Valerie’s knowledge of the business, her pragmatic approach and keen eye for buying and merchandising unique products has helped to differentiate and drive the success of Sheridan Nurseries.