Hello, my name is Grace Sanchez and I’m the new owner of Field Trip. Newburgh was a frequent destination for me as my son, daughter-in-law and grandson lived in the neighborhood. The first time I stepped into this charming store, I remember thinking, “what a special place…” I purchased a jar of the Hudson Naturals body butter and I was immediately hooked. From that point on, I regularly stopped in to replenish my supply.
In the summer of 2021, my son informed me that the business was for sale and, in what seemed like a whirlwind of meetings with the former owners and learning about the business, I was able to purchase both Field Trip and the Hudson Naturals soap and skincare line. I reside in Los Angeles and purchasing a storefront in New York was not on my radar, but I always dreamt of owning a business that expresses love in so many ways.
On September 1, 2021, I became the official owner and have built a dedicated team of individuals. Fernando Arce is our production specialist who handles all our handmade soap and skincare products. Sasha Geerken is our fulfillment specialist who handles our customer orders and keeps things running smoothly. I am fortunate to work alongside these incredible individuals who share their passion for our products and love for our community.
My story serves to honor my parents and, hopefully, offer hope and inspiration to all those who come from humble beginnings. I honor my parents for their courage to come to America, to build a strong family, and to allow me the opportunity to live out my dreams. Come in and say hi. I’ll be the one in the Mexican dress.