Like many woodworkers I have had a love for wood for as long as I can remember. As a boy in East Tennessee I would tinker in my father’s garage workshop for hours. He and I restored a 19th-century farmhouse together. My mother will tell you that under my childhood bed was a vast collection of sticks, branches, boards, bones, and other treasures. These were my toys, not by necessity, but by choice. Yes, I have always loved wood.

Today, by designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry and by creating sculptural objects from wood on the lathe, I can share my passion and continue discovering a world of possibilities for form, color, and texture.