Growing up in Connecticut, I found myself playing in the woods and tinkering in my father's basement workshop. I was always building something, whether it be a fort made out of sticks or a longboard skateboard.
I never excelled in academics. In my senior year of high school, I didn’t feel ready for college, so I found an alternative that suited my needs. I enrolled in a two year program at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS). While growing my woodworking skills to top level craftsmanship, I found that I really enjoyed the history of yachts and where they had been. This led me to the University of Colorado, where I studied architecture. It was a great progression, because I was able to take a solid understanding of how things go together and strengthen my eye for design and the process of creating.
Thanks for stopping by,
Master Craftsman and Founder
Grain Wood Shop