I was raised in Chicago and attended Illinois Institute of Technology and Stanford University during my 12-year journey toward a master’s degree in civil engineering. On the way, I completed an apprenticeship in carpentry and practiced in Oregon, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Chicago. After graduating from Stanford in ’86, I worked as a project engineer for Owens Corning before joining Riverbend Timber Framing, Blissfield, Mich., becoming their director of operations and a director and Treasurer of the Timber Framers Guild. I returned to Owens Corning in ’91, where I spent the next 11 years in a wide variety of engineering, science, and management roles and traveled all over the U.S. and Western Europe. In ’03, I returned to timber framing as Cascade Joinery’s general manager, extending that company’s success in the design and crafting of timber frames for the northwest. In ’06, I left that magnificent corner of the country to start, with my friend and partner, Ben Brungraber, Fire Tower Engineered Timber (in Providence, R.I.), a company that quickly established itself as a leader in heavy timber design and engineering. Never one to sit still, I worked with FraserWood Industries in a business, product and market development role from ’09 through ’14. I am once again a director and treasurer of the Guild, and my portfolio includes the Guild’s community building program.
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