My life is steeped in the Shaker traditions of excellent craftsmanship. Raised at Canterbury Shaker Village, I have been in the furniture making trade since 1972 when my apprenticeship began with European master Alejandro de la Cruz. This traditional training in the fundamentals and foundation of good design, exquisite craftsmanship and strong business/client relationships was followed by formal schooling at Boston University's Program in Artisanry. Under the guidance and instruction of Jere Osgood and Alphonse Matia, the opportunities of self-expression and experimentation were incorporated into my earlier training and multiplied the design possibilities that is still, after all these years, being discovered!
I design and build furniture on commission in my shop in Canterbury, proximate to Shaker Village. I have won numerous design awards and my work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Traditional Home Magazine, the New York Times, NH Home Magazine and many other publications as well and been a featured topic on several television programs. My work has been published in major trade journals and have contributed to several books on Shaker furniture.