My parents like to remind me that as a kid, I always said I wanted to be a problem-solver when I grew up. I suppose problems come in many shapes and sizes, but fine woodworking presents a fairly continuous string of them, and it has always felt like a very natural way for me to pursue my calling.
I’m indebted to a small number of talented craftsmen who shared their secrets with me as I worked my way up in the trade, and to my wife Carrie who had my back when I opened Watershed Fine Furniture in 2008. I really enjoy the collaborative design process, the often inventive nature of working wood in the shop, and the smiles of clients who end up with something attractive, functional, and durable. This is fun work.
I live and work on a hill above Rochester, Vermont with Carrie and our three children. Just below our home is Marsh Brook, which flows into the White River, into the Connecticut River, and then into the Atlantic Ocean in Long Island Sound. Know your watershed!