I grew up on a small farm in Maine, surrounded by a beautiful forest and with a father who loved working with wood. Watching my father create something extraordinary from a tree harvested from our land using his own two hands and a few tools left an impression on me and sparked a passion that continues to this day.
After studying business at the University of Maine and agronomy at Rutgers University, I decided to follow that passion I discovered as a boy. I apprenticed under several elite cabinetmakers in Maine, mastering the craft of woodworking the way it has been done for generations. In 2000, I packed up my hand tools and gave in to the lure of the wide open spaces of Montana, where I now make my home.
Today, I share the passion I discovered as a boy with the folks who buy my extensive collection of fine, hardwood furniture for home or office; who enjoy my line of wooden fly boxes, landing nets, and fly rod cases when they’re out on the river; or who join me in my shop to make something beautiful as I guide them in woodworking classes.
When I’m not in my studio creating something that will last for generations or sharing what I know with students, you’ll find me out on the river casting for trout, spending time with my son, and dreaming up the next big project to exceed my customer’s expectations.