Having been fortunate enough to have a father with a woodshop in our back yard, I have been working in wood for as long as I can remember and it is still my favorite medium. While studying Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University in the late 1980s, I took a position at an exhibit design-and-build firm where I started working on my personal furniture designs. Wanting to concentrate exclusively on furniture, I spent five years working for a small custom corporate furniture company hand making high end one-of-a-kind conference tables and reception consoles before finding a home at Hill Country Woodworks in 1996. I worked handcrafting and designing our furniture here for 14 years before becoming an owner in 2008. Since then I have taken my designs in a slightly more modern direction with an emphasis on curves. I have always been fascinated with the unique properties of circles and tend to feature circular arcs in most of work. While my designs are contemporary to modern in style, my construction methods pull from the time tested traditional joinery such as mortise-and-tenon and dovetails.