After studying history at Occidental College and then guiding bicycle tours for several years, I discovered my passion for working with wood. I spent a year studying at The College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, CA, which is world-renowned for its woodworking program. It is there I learned many of the skills I put into place in my work. I now live with my family in Ashland, Oregon where I have created a wonderful space to craft my furniture.