I had an interest in making things at a young age while growing up on a dairy farm. Then, the tools I had available to me were few and crude. I enjoyed shop class in high school and later graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. From there, I bought and operated a sawmill for three years. I still miss the smell of the green logs being sawn, sometimes being showered by a wet mist from a 52” blade sawing through a log high in moisture.
From there I moved on to work in a custom furniture shop a few years before opening my own custom furniture shop in 1986. I designed and built custom furniture for 24 years. Those 24 years had a monetary value but what I cherish the most was having the most wonderful customer base, some turning into lasting friendships. In 2014, I began a new direction, designing and making a smaller line of products.