In order to best direct our efforts, the Timber Framers Guild works through a set of councils and committees. Guild members can join any of these groups in support of Guild initiatives.

Standing Committees

Communications Committee
Assists staff in an advisory and work sharing capacity for the development of cohesive, comprehensive strategy and actions across all platforms of outreach and communication used by the TFG.

Community Building Committee
Generates appreciation and understanding of how shared building efforts enrich lives through successful projects.

Executive Committee
Records the function and process of the Executive Committee; comprised of the president, vice president, treasurer, clerk, and past-president.

Finance Committee
Provides financial oversight for the organization.

Governance Committee
Develops, recommends, and reviews policies of the TFG Board of Directors; solicits candidates for the TFG Board of Directors; assures the sustainable best-practice operation of the TFG within the context of the Guild's mission, vision, and values.

Members Committee
Assists and supports staff in increasing individual membership, member participation, and membership value.

If you would like to join a committee, please contact any of our Board of Directors


Interest Group Councils

Apprentice Training Program (ATP)
Administers the formal program (certified by the U.S. Dept. of Labor) to train timber framers, through an apprentice–journeyworker system. Curtis Milton is the contact.

TFG Companies (Guild Companies)
The business arm of the Guild. Provides tools to help run a business, and offers potential clients a way to find timber framers and other suppliers. Jeff Arvin is the contact.

Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC)
A group of engineers who undertake systematic research, and codification of timber frame joinery and structural practices. Joe Miller is the contact.

Traditional Timber Frame Research Advisory Group (TTRAG)
Supports surveys, exploration, research, and historical preservation of traditional timber frame practices. Michael Cuba is the contact.