Growing up in a family of carpenters and architects, I first took woodworking classes in high school and participated in boat building and construction projects. As an adult I honed my craft as an assistant in a vocational rehab shop. The hooks were in.

I left the Lower Mainland for Vancouver Island, bringing only one piece of machinery along: a lathe.

I turned bowls in an old cow barn until building my own shop. I built a home on my own land, from designing the house to building the windows and doors, all this while working at my day job.

In 2013, I became a full-time woodworker after completing the cabinetmaker program at the local college. Today, I build custom furniture, install cabinets, and take on a variety of woodworking projects around.