Meet The Family
Mark is the patriarch of the family and thus the Owner and leader in the sugar woods. Mark quit his day job in 2000 and started making maple syrup. He was production Plant Manager of the then, family owned McKenzie Packing Co. He used his mechanical knowledge and experience in production and food quality and safety to set up the families first sugar woods. The original sugarbush was built by Mark in 2000 in Starksboro, Vermont and had 6800 taps. In 2003 Mark had the opportunity to expand the business and use family owned land. Mark made the jump north to Vermont's largest Maple Syrup producing county, Franklin County where the company still resides today. Dubie Family Maple is producing maple syrup from the trees on the McKenzie Tree Farm that his grandfather established in the 1940's.
Marianne "Muffin" Dubie
Marianne keeps the business on track by running the financial side. She is currently a blue ribbon award winner in Vermont's largest Maple Fest and the families Maple Queen Chef. While raising three active boys she did not spend much time in the business. After Mark and Marianne moved to Franklin County in 2010 she has had opportunity to work closer along side her husband Mark, and her middle son Nate. Marianne assists with boiling and bottling as well. She loves to cook and bake and regularly whips up something maple for the guys working in the woods.
Nate is the middle son of Mark and Marianne and has been involved from the beginning. As a 12 year old Nate helped his dad set up the first sugar woods and began to develop an interest in the families new business. After earning a Bachelors of Business Degree at the University of Kentucky and attending Flight School to become a US Army Aviator, Nate returned home to Vermont in 2012. Since then he has been a full time employee and uses both his Business Management degree and mechanical know how to help further the family business. Nate is married to his Kentucky native wife Kristine and enjoys hunting, fishing and flying helicopters for the Vermont National Guard when he is not working in the woods.