I have been working in the building trade for 40 years. Born in Washington DC, in 1952, I moved to Colorado in 1960, and began working as a carpenter during summers in high school. I went on to study mechanical engineering in college but realized I would only design things, not build them. And I love to build things.
My philosophy starts with conscious use of materials. Growing up in Colorado I gained a deep appreciation for nature and the conservation of resources.
I enjoy solving problems. I rarely say “I’m sorry, that can’t be done.” I figure out how what you want can be done, and I give you solutions.
I consider myself an artist first and foremost. My art is practical art, but art none the less. My job is to understand your desires and then create it in a way that will function, please you for years to come, and do it all on a budget. This is done with the ability to communicate and duplicate you, and to understand how you live and what the project is trying to achieve. Some designs are pretty to look at but uncomfortable to live with. I think a project can be both beautiful and comfortable.