Guild Leadership


Bo FoardBo Foard (2019-2023)
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 »

Eric MorleyEric Morley (2017-2021)
Vice President
Eric Morley was quite literally born into construction. 54 years ago, the Liberian Mining Company (located in Bomi Hills, Liberia, in western Africa) wished to purchase a new Caterpillar D-8 tractor. There was a trade-in involved, and as is often... read more »

Steve LawrenceSteve Lawrence (2020-2022)
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 »

Autumn PetersonAutumn Peterson (2020-2022)
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 »

Directors at Large

Sandy BennettSandy Bennett (2019-2021)
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 »

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 »

Janet KaneJanet Kane (2019-2021)
I came into the world of timber framing relatively late.  Before becoming an engineer I was a classroom teacher, worked in academics, and spent a couple of years in the restaurant business. I’ve been in the guild for +20 years, during... 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 »


Brenda BakerBrenda Baker
Acting Executive Director
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 »

Allison Aurand
Communications Director
Bellingham, Washington

Michael Cuba
Haycock, Pennsylvania

Adam Miller
Newbury, Vermont

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