“I started out in construction in Canada and attended George Brown College for 3 years in a trades program. Managing to work as a finish carpenter on the side. Also, I worked in England as a furniture maker for some time. I have always loved the natural side of life and learning about trees. Since I was young I really enjoyed building things
. So my two passions came together and sparked my interest in woodworking.
Sometimes it can be the smallest things that I am proud of in a piece. If I had to choose a favorite, I would say it would be the second job for Richard Branson on Necker Island. It was two massive mahogany cabinets and between the commission itself and the business experience I would put it on the top. The most fulfilling part of the job is a happy client. It really is a privilege when you think about it. Someone taking their hard earned money and paying you to craft something one of a kind for them.
There are so many aspects of each job, from design to material to joinery and finishing
. There are definitely days when it all goes down hill, but with more experience you learn to keep a positive mind set. My aim is to seek perfection in every aspect of the job, no matter how long it may take. I like to think that clients know the amount of effort I put into a piece, and I think it means a lot to them. I try to put my heart into every piece and simply make beautiful things that will last a lifetime.”