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— My Story —

 
 

 

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 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.

I HAVE MY SMALL CUSTOM SHOP NEAR THE SHORE OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN WHERE I AM CURRENTLY REBUILDING A MULLINS LAUNCH CONSTRUCTED IN 1911