BIOGRAPHY

I am a self-taught woodworker. Schooled in Minnesota as a house builder, it soon became apparent that detail work was my long suit. Being an avid reader, I began to learn and practice the techniques of hand and machine woodworking and finishing. Thus began the journey of the last thirty years in furniture making.

God deserves the credit for the work displayed here. He has inspired me with the beauty of nature and guided me to and through many books, designs, designers, cabinetmakers, techniques, jobs, machinery, the shop and life. He has enabled me with His Word, His gift and His grace.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS & HONORABLE MENTIONS
• Cabinets and furniture for the Chief Executive Office of the
   White House, Washington, DC. 1986
• Exhibit work for the Smithsonian Institute, 1986-87
• Furniture for the World Bank, Washington, DC, 1987
• Designed and patented “The Gripper” 1988-1989
• Conference rooms and library for Hill, Peterson, Carper,
   Bee & Deitzler, Charleston, WV, 1994-95
• “Best of Show” at Upper Arlington Arts Festival, Upper Arlington OH, 1994
• Exhibition at J. Funk Art Gallery, 1998
• 1st Place Commercial/Institutional Furniture, 1999 Design Portfolio Awards,
   Custom Woodworking Business, Conference Room Table
• Award for Excellence, Ohio Designer Craftsman
   “The Best of 2000 Exhibition”, “Many Voices”
• Published in The Custom Furniture Source Book, Taunton Press, 2001
• Demonstrator at Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 2001 & 2002, Denver, CO
  and Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, 2004

EXHIBITOR AT CRAFT FAIRS: (and many others)
• American Craft Council
• Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
• Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
• Fine Furnishings Providence Show, Providence, RI
• Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA
• St. Louis Art Fair, St, Louis, MO