"I am a woodworker, furniture-maker, and instructor based in Philadelphia. A former math teacher means much of my process and designs are often inspired by patterns. I was trained by a traditional Arts & Crafts style furniture-maker who gave me partial ownership of his small business for 4 years. I have recently ventured out on my own to build a career, portfolio, and strong creative voice of my own as a maker. I build furniture from Pennsylvania hardwoods with traditional joinery and techniques but enjoys incorporating at least one element of special intrigue into each piece; most recently that has been secret drawers, tambour doors, or hot pipe bent details. When I am not in my workshop, I am on the road teaching at shops and craft schools around the country. In recent years, I have completed a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and a fellowship at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. My days outside of the shop are surrounded by artful woodworking as part of the team at the Wharton Esherick Museum."