I seek to build furniture that is elegant and imaginative, sophisticated yet approachable. Though I primarily work in wood, I often find myself experimenting with unusual methods to work it. Much of my current work is finished by burning with a torch, a process that reveals the underlying grain, adds significant texture, and creates a rich black-brown color.
I am currently an Assistant Professor and Program Head for Fine Woodworking at Santa Fe Community College and operate a studio in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Teaching provides a wonderful opportunity to share my passion for design by engaging in dialogue with my students. I earned an MFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and have been lucky enough to garner multiple awards and public acclaim for my work over the years.