The Buttonwood Tree

Our Volunteers & Event Facilitators

Laurel Knight


Laurel Knight is a volunteer and performer at the Buttonwood Tree. She is a painter and assemblage/collage artist and makes sound art as part of My Favorite Color. She works in direct care, and enjoys selling concessions on Friday nights here at the Buttonwood. 

Terri Lachance

Event Facilitator

Terri Lachance is a musician by night and weekend and an Elementary Teacher by day.  Her original  music is  all about understanding the world around her. It can be found on Spotify under Terri and Rob Duo. She runs the Open Mic twice monthly with Rob Desorbo on the first and third Monday. You can also find her songs on her Facebook page CD baby, and YouTube. 


Eileen Anderson

Event Facilitator

Eileen Anderson RN Reiki Master,Practitioner and Teacher
brings her Reiki practice from critical care nursing at Yale New
Haven Hospital into the Community. She offers Reiki level 1 & 2 classes monthly teaching small classes with individual attention and ample practice time. She also enjoys reading short stories and poetry at Open- Mic as well as exploring her artistic talent.

Rob Desorbo

Rob DeSorbo is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist residing in CT.
He has been a musician in the CT Music scene for over 50 years.
He enjoys playing all styles of music and is a regular Host of the Anything Goes Open Mic at The Button Tree on Monday nights.



Edward Evans is a Graphic Designer and has been studying in the design field for the past 6 years. Open to most types of music, as it helps him get into a good workflow. He likes to create posters, logos, advertisements, and sometimes dabbles in video editing. He also makes physical art from time to time to practice drawing and painting.

Bob Gotta

Event Facilitator

Woodbury-based Bob Gotta is a contemporary singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist who has graced many stages in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York performing songs from his all-original CD, The Seasoned Heart. Bob host’s our Acoustic Open Mic live at The Buttonwood every first Thursday of the month, as well as on Zoom every other Thursday.