About Keith Mitchell
I grew up in rural New England surrounded by artists, scientists and craftspeople. This upbringing instilled a strong sense of self reliance, conservation and creativity in me. After apprenticing a celebrated master woodworker, working in the field and running my own business, I attended the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building. There I added “builder of traditional wooden boats” to the list that includes: cabinetry, entrances, stairs, millwork and design.
I am committed to the preservation of wooden vessels of all types and the craftsmanship involved in their construction.
I serve on the professional advisory committee for The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding nwboatschool.org
I am a member of the “Twelve Foot Dingy Classic Wood Club”(www.12footcwc.org) an international organization based around the first “international one-design” class of sailing dinghy first designed in 1913.
I recently worked at Rutherfords boatshop overseeing a near-total rebuild of 74′ schooner yacht “VIVEKA” first constructed in 1929.