Guild Leadership


Bo FoardBo Foard (2018-2023)
In the spring of 1985, I toured an open house of a new timber frame home in Annapolis, Maryland. That singular experience led me to hit the road in a '68 travel trailer, going from job site to job site all over... read more »

Autumn PetersonAutumn Peterson (2017-2022)
Vice President
It is such an honor for me to serve on the board and to help the Guild thrive and expand in a positive and productive way. My experience with the Guild began in 2006, when the company I worked for,... read more »

Steve LawrenceSteve Lawrence (2017-2022)
I have had a varied career. Starting with an apprenticeship in metal working as a fabricator and machinist, I moved into logging and arborist work before starting my timber framing career with Carpenter Oak & Woodland in 1990. I am co-owner... read more »

Jackson DuBoisJackson DuBois (2022-2024)
I live in Central New York, building and designing custom timber frames and working on old houses in the area. But I began my timber framing career on a handshake in the driveway of a project that was wrapping in... read more »

Directors at Large

Rene AllenRene Allen (2019-2024)
I have been in construction for over two decades, working with my family business in Colorado and Oregon, and an active member of the Guild for more than a decade, attending as many Guild events as possible.  I bring to the... read more »

Sandy BennettSandy Bennett (2019-2024)
My first introduction to timber frames was when I was a teenager whose summer  jobs included putting up hay and straw (there is a difference) in the lofts of some massive local barns.  I didn't really appreciate the work these... read more »

Will DentonWill Denton (2020-2022)
I started timber framing after coursework with James Mitchell in log and timberwork at the Island School of Building Arts. After my stint in British Columbia, I went on to schooling at the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA)... read more »

Jim DeSantisJim DeSantis (2022-2024)
The Timber Framers Guild has been an essential part of my life since I joined in 1997. Since then I have counted on the Guild for inspiration, camaraderie, and education. I have volunteered and instructed on Guild projects, attended every... read more »

Christian GudmandChristian Gudmand (2021-2022)
Like many of us, I did not start in timber framing. I went to college in Massachusetts for mechanical engineering and spent four years setting myself up for a career in that field. It’s a career based on numbers and... read more »

Chris KoehnChris Koehn (2021-2023)
I joined the Timber Framers Guild in the late 1980s, just in time to participate in the Habitat for Humanity project in Pennsylvania. In the early ‘80s while studying in England and working in Germany, I came to deeply admire... read more »

Brad MorseBrad Morse (2021-2023)
I’m from the Berkshire region of western Massachusetts.  I grew up in the world of construction—my father was an architect and a contractor, my mother a realtor, and I was surrounded by workers and tools, and houses needing work. I... read more »

Bill SturmBill Sturm (2021-2023)
My father introduced me to the possibilities of wood and construction as a kid. You could often find me at a homebuilding site as school let out raiding the waste piles for materials to haul off into the woods to... read more »


Eric HowardEric Howard
Executive Director
Eric joined the Guild as our Executive Director in March 2022.  His 30-year career has primarily been with sustainability-oriented nonprofits, often working on organizational growth, strategic planning, and collaborations with like-minded organizations and individuals. He guided the development of partnerships, bringing... read more »

Allison AurandAllison Aurand
Communications Director
Allison has worked with the Guild since 2016, producing the member magazine, Scantlings, and providing support for events, community building projects, and workshops, along with member support and services. Prior to coming to the Guild, she worked as a self-employed... read more »

Cate McAnultyCate McAnulty
Director of Special Projects
Cate is a recent law school graduate who previously worked on a range of policy issues, including environmental and healthcare issues, as the Chief of Staff for a state legislator at the Massachusetts State House. While in law school, she... read more »

Brenda BakerBrenda Baker
Conference Chair
When Frank and I first started Riverbend Timber Framing in 1979, there wasn’t a Timber Framers Guild. We just loved timber framing. Frank’s grandfather built an incredible timber frame home in the late 1940s so that was clearly the only... read more »

Gretchen SnowGretchen Snow
Business Manager
Gretchen has been a lifelong resident of Cheshire County, New Hampshire. She has pursued many interests over the years, from building energy assessments to organic gardening, both personally and professionally. Gretchen has many years of experience in the building industry,... read more »

Michael Cuba
Haycock, Pennsylvania

Adam Miller
Newbury, Vermont

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