I first gained an appreciation for wood while growing up in a small lumber milling town in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Graduating college in 1982 with a degree in Engineering, my passion for self challenge led me to spend the following years climbing the great mountain faces of the United
States and Europe. Eventually I returned to the
Granite State to start a family and develop my
burgeoning artistic talents in the crafting of fine
furniture, custom cabinetry, and architectural
millwork. A self-taught woodworker, I have
actively researched those furniture styles that
appeal to my own sense of design, namely Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, and Shaker.
My furniture has been included in private collections throughout the United States and Canada, as well as numerous juried exhibits, openings, and art shows. I have been a member and Vice President of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, a state juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and have served as President of the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers; I am currently cerified as a State of New Hampshire Wood Shop teacher.
My work has been honored multiple times by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen at their annual Craftsmens Fair. In 1998 I was honored with the award for "Best Traditional Design" for my Serpentine Chest of Drawers in the Federal Style. In 2000 my Roxbury Style Tall Clock won "Best Traditional Design" as well as the "People's Choice Award."
My furniture and architectural work has been featured in numerous magazines, and my New Hampshire shop was featured in the book 'The Woodshop, Celebrating the Place Where Craftsmanship Begins' by Scott Gibson. Following a lifelong dream, my wife and I have recently relocated to the Front Range of Colorado where I will continue the tradition of crafting the highest quality furniture, custom cabinetry, and architectural millwork for discerning clients.