Passion to create is eternal, it exists in all of us, from the day we are born. My passion may not have been evident to my parents when I took a hand saw and cut off the corner of the living room coffee table when I was only a child. As an adolescent this passion began to reveal itself when I created my first rough impression of a chair using scrap cut-offs from my father’s renovations, at our family home, on Lake Superior, when I was just ten. I knew early in life that I wanted to create things with my hands and be able to play and explore with my imagination. Taking an image that exists only in your mind and turning that into a tangible object that you can physically feel and enjoy continues to drive me today.
I have been able to hone my creativity with education and practical experience in design and building practices. In life I have had great opportunities to gain knowledge from experienced craftsmen near and far.