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My Story

My training has been a lifetime of experience. In 5th grade my teacher realized I had an abundance of energy and invited me to help around the school stage where I began the journey of making most anything. I continued stage crew throughout junior and senior high school and I became manager for two years. After college in Ohio and Colorado I went back to the stage and worked professionally until (after a hectic week which was all too common) I changed direction towards creating everyday items. I enrolled in Leeds Design Workshop, a furniture school in western Massachusetts. For two years 20 students learned how to build furniture using traditional European joinery. But more than that we learned about “quality of craftsmanship”. In 1980 I moved to the DC area and began my business.