Woodworking has been a way of life for me since I was a child. Growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin taught me to do things myself. From building tree houses to farm toys that you couldn't buy, it planted the foundation for the items I create today.
Watching my dad and two uncles plan, build, or repair many different projects showed me what a little foresight and hard work could accomplish. We also had a retired neighbor who was a woodworker. I would ride my bike the mile to his house just to watch him work. He showed me how to do new things and that in turn gave me the confidence to reach the next level.
After receiving an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology, I spent approximately 18 years as a designer for a food processing manufacturer while working with wood part time. During those years, I did much self-study and perfected many woodworking techniques which I have incorporated into my work. In 1993 I started woodworking full time designing and building functional boxes along with furniture.