I first became interested in making furniture in the 1980s when building my own house in upstate New York. Over the next few decades I made a few pieces for family and friends, while pursuing a successful career as a nurse and an epidemiologist. In 2007 I enrolled in a class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine and began making custom furniture on commission. In June of 2012 I completed the Nine-Month Comprehensive Program at the Center, then spent four months in the school’s Studio Fellowship Program. I now live and work in Burlington, Vermont.
Exhibitions Messler Gallery, Scholars and Fellows Exhibition, Rockport, Maine, September 2018 - January 2019 (Best in show) Frog Hollow Gallery, Juried Artist, Burlington, Vermont December 2015 - December 2019 Shelburne Craft School Gallery, The Wonders of Wood Exhibition, Shelburne, Vermont April-May 2015 Messler Gallery, Alumni and Fellows Exhibition, Rockport, Maine, September 2014-January 2015 Craftboston, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2013 Fuller Craft Museum, Members' Exhibition, Brockton, Massachusetts, September 2012 - February 2013 Messler Gallery, Current Student Work, Rockport, Maine, April-May 2012 Craftboston, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012
Publications "The Belmont Bed," Journal of the Guild of NH Woodworkers, Summer 2013 Click to read Cathedral Desk (photo), Readers Gallery (print edition), Fine Woodworking, June 2013 “Seven Lessons for the Aspiring Woodworker,” Fine Woodworking, Jan/Feb 2011 Click to read “An Enchanted Realm,” Journal of the Guild of NH Woodworkers, Fall 2009 Click to read “On Becoming a Woodworker,” The Old Saw, November 2008 Click to read