After receiving a B.S. in biology, I worked in various research labs primarily using electron microscopy and its accompanying photography. In addition to work in the sciences, I pursued nature and landscape photography. It is through the sciences and photography where I gained an appreciation for detail and art and design.
My interest in woodworking began as a hobby. After seeing a Shaker exhibition at MOMA in New York, their simple, yet elegant, designs and superb craftsmanship piqued my interest in furniture making.
While most of the furniture I build today is of original design, I am still influenced by Shaker forms and have added elements of Arts and Craft and Asian designs. Pieces are primarily constructed using traditional methods such as mortise and tenon joinery and often feature hand cut dovetails.