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Dean at boom

I retired from the Minneapo­lis College of Art and Design in 2012, after teach­ing furni­ture design for thirty years. Seven decades plus have allowed me to do lots of things. As a kid, I enjoyed build­ing things and taking them apart, I built my first gas-powered go cart in fourth grade and my first sail­boat in seventh grade with numer­ous tree houses in-between. My adult life passions haven’t changed much. From toy design to build­ing children’s museums, from restor­ing histor­i­cal medical devices to build­ing and sailing a trimaran. I’ve always loved explo­ration and exper­i­men­ta­tion. Still do. Since retir­ing, I’ve focused more on boats, one gas, one elec­tric. Studio is still a focus, always will be!

Oakdale, MN
Wood, metal, fiberglass
Professional Status
Retired educator