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The Furni­ture Society is a volun­teer orga­ni­za­tion. We rely on the volun­teers listed below, and we could use your help!

Megan Tilston

Facebook Editor

Megan Tilston is a Toronto-based furni­ture maker whose work has been shown across North America. Her career in wood­work­ing began at Merganzer Furni­ture in 2004 after lending a hand on a steam-bending project. With a back­ground in graphic design, she spent the next decade immersed in all aspects of furni­ture making through an infor­mal appren­tice­ship while being encour­aged to pursue her own designs. You can see more of Megan’s work at www​.megtil​ston​.com

Chelsea Witt

Chelsea Witt

Instagram Editor

Chelsea Witt is an artist living and working out of mid-coast Maine. Chelsea is a wood­worker, furni­ture maker, sculp­tor, and illus­tra­tor. After grad­u­at­ing from the Univer­sity of South Florida with a BFA in 2012 they have worked and taken oppor­tu­ni­ties up and down the east coast seeking growth in furni­ture making specif­i­cally. Chelsea has worked for and or studied under artists such as Alexis Dold, Tyler Hays (BDDW), Christina Boy, Aaron Fedarko, and David Upfill-Brown. They have attended courses at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and The Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship in Maine. Currently Chelsea is working for the Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship assist­ing Tim Rousseau’s twelve-week Furniture Intensive. 

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Mya Rae Nelson

Newsletter Editor

Mya Nelson is a wood­worker and science writer based in Wash­ing­ton, DC. Her inter­est in wood­work­ing was sparked after acci­den­tally walking into a shop course. Soon after­ward, she launched into furni­ture making part-time. Later she began explor­ing other aspects of wood­work­ing and attended work­shops at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and the Marc Adams School of Wood­work­ing. She has since moved into furni­ture making full time. She recently completed the Nine-month Compre­hen­sive at The Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship in Maine and is currently a Studio Fellow at the Center.

David Fleming

Web Site Administration & Communications

David has been a member of The Furni­ture Society since 1999, his first confer­ence was the 2000 gath­er­ing hosted by Sheri­dan College in Toronto, Canada. He was recog­nized by the Society Board as Volun­teer of the Year’ at the 2001 confer­ence in Arizona and joined the website devel­op­ment team as a volun­teer soon after. He served one term on the Board (2003 – 2006), manag­ing the website in its entirety, and then as a contrac­tor served The Furni­ture Society as Web Site Admin­is­tra­tor from 2006 to 2016. He contin­ues to help manage the website on a volun­teer basis. David studied furni­ture making for two years (1984 – 86) with James Krenov, in the Fine Wood­work­ing Program at the College of the Redwoods. He makes furni­ture and teaches wood­work­ing at Arizona State Univer­sity, the South­west School of Wood­work­ing, and at his own shop in Scotts­dale, Arizona.

Kristin LeVier

Kristin LeVier

Special Projects

Kristin LeVier is a former mole­c­u­lar biol­o­gist-turned-studio artist who creates contem­po­rary sculp­ture at the inter­sec­tion of art and science. She started wood­work­ing as a hobby 25 years ago and consid­ers furni­ture-making the gateway drug that even­tu­ally led her down the pathway toward sculp­ture. Her work reflects her capti­va­tion with the many forms of beauty found in nature, from subtle to fierce. She carves and bends wood and metal into tenta­cles, leaves and wings that embody an ethe­real sense of motion.