I was born in the North Carolina but grew up mostly in Boston and Los Angeles working in the family construction business. I spent much of my youth in the cabinet making shop apprenticing with master craftsmen. Over those early years I tried my hand at many of the trades in the home remodelling business and eventually worked my way up to project managing multimillion dollar developments in Beverly Hills. I decided at this time that I would go to University to get a degree in business. Four years later with a degree under my belt I found I had a penchant for computers. I went straight into the exciting world of IT, ending up ten years later in upper management in London. It was all a big adventure, but I quickly found myself longing for the old days when I worked with my hands creating things that were "real." Thankfully I was made redundant in 2002 and went back to my passion and a simpler style of life and started making furniture and cabinets for people on commission. I miss the London salary, but I love working with wood and being part of a process where mere ideas become something tangible, providing joy and utility to peoples lives. I work mostly on commission, but when ever I get a chance I design and make the pieces of furniture that I have conjured up in my own mind. Wood is a lovely living breathing material which I feel should be tactile to the touch and emanate the warmth of its once life as a live tree when it gathered years of sunshine to build its limbs.