I got interested and started building my woodworking skills at a truly young age. When I was ten years old, I would construct offroading ramps by collecting materials and debris from around the neighborhood. I took woodshop classes in middle school, but the instruction was extremely basic and limited, so I mostly taught myself. In technical school, I originally majored in electrical engineering, even though I hated it. I switched into industrial design, which furthered my interest in woodworking. Combining the industrial design training with my woodreally working skills, I started building custom wood furniture and countertops. I was hired by a local supplier, allowing me to create custom wood furniture and butcher block counters for customers on a much bigger scale. After six years with this supplier, I was ready to try it on my own. A solo business venture, on the other hand, meant purchasing a lot tools, technology, and renting a space. This was a huge undertaking and expense; it was rather alarming. I spent a great deal of time simply researching the different types and manufacturers of tools and machines. I needed a dust collector, post planer, double drum sander, dovetail table saw, edge sander and a variety of other pieces of equipment. Developing the contractor firm was slow and my confidence often wavered. I was truly fortunate to have my Dads behind me, helping out and even loaning me currency on occasion. With a lot of determination and perseverance, I’ve now turned my passion for wood craftsmanship into a full-time job. In the last year, I’ve needed to build a bigger workshop to keep up with demand. The internet has proved to be a great tool of the trade. My website provides convenient access; I ship finished custom pieces all over the country. Staying true to my design instincts, I continue to focus my custom countertops and furniture on clean lines, quality and aesthetics.