Nancy L. Brown is a former director of the Medical Technology Program at the University of Maine Augusta. After the birth of her first child, she decided to stay home and raise her family. During this time she had the opportunity to explore her creative talents. She became heavily involved in costume design and construction at the Portland Ballet, dabbled in reupholstering, and freelanced as an interior designer for 15 years under the business named Springcliffe Designs.
In 2003, with the encouragement of a special group of friends, she decided to pursue a new avenue: TUFFETS. In March 2004, My Tuffet was voted the Best New Product at the New England Products and Trade Show. These whimsical footstools are quickly becoming a "must have" in boutique stores.
My Tuffet is a copyright and patent protected product, created and produced by Nancy L. Brown. US Patent No. 6,877,817