My studio is located in Springfield, VA, where I work with my trusty shop dog, Monty. I source my lumber from the region, mainly from southern Pennsylvania, western Maryland, and northern Virginia.
I live by the philosophy of "surround yourself with things you find beautiful and use them every day." Raised in rural Garrett County, Maryland, I gained an appreciation for hard work and spend most of my days creating in the studio. I am inspired by the beauty of nature and my work highlights the personality of each piece of wood. Over the past 25 years, I have built pool cues, canoe paddles, guitars, custom millwork, and commercial office fixtures. I am now focused on functional home utensils, such as the spoons and spatulas you see on this website as well as hand-turned bowls. I do take occasional custom orders for rocking chairs, other furniture pieces, and kitchen cabinetry.
If you would like to meet me or see my work in person, I am at the Old Town Farmer's Market in Alexandria, VA on most Saturday mornings.