Guild Leadership

Officers

Brenda BakerBrenda Baker (2016–2021)
Board President
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 »

Stephen MorrisonStephen Morrison (2017–2019)
Vice-President
I started woodworking straight out of high school, building furniture in a shop in Atlanta and working in a cabinet shop in Montana. Coming back to the Southeast to work as a raft guide, I stumbled into timber framing quite... read more »

Steve LawrenceSteve Lawrence (2017–2019)
Treasurer
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 »

Andrea WarchaizerAndrea Warchaizer (2017–19)
Clerk
In the spring of 1990, as a flat broke and professionally-unmoored recent graduate of architecture school, I made the morally dubious decision to sneak into a few sessions at the Timber Framers Guild conference in Troy, NY. I was enthralled with... 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 »

Bo FoardBo Foard (2019-2020)
In the spring of 1985, I toured an open house of a new timber frame home in Annapolis, Maryland. That singular experience lead me to hit the road in a 1968 travel trailer, going from job site to job site installing... 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 »

Bill KeirBill Keir (2018–2020)
I discovered timber framing and converted to carpentry during two years in the Hamptons, then won a fellowship to spend three months in 1990 working with New England–based timber framers. It was an epiphany. This is when I first joined... read more »

Eric MorleyEric Morley (2017-2021)
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 »

Autumn PetersonAutumn Peterson (2017-19)
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 »

Dana SouthworthDana Southworth (2018-2020)
The Guild has had its hooks in me for over half my life. I would like to try to give back to an organization that has captivated and benefited me, my family, and our small business since the early 1990s.... read more »

Steve ThomasSteve Thomas (2018-2020)
I’m of course best known for my work in television, as host of “This Old House” on PBS, host and producer of “Renovation Nation” on Discovery’s Planet Green, and host and producer of “Save Our History” on the History Channel.  But my... read more »

Staff

Megan Starr
Associate Director
Bellingham, Washington

Cassandra Davies
Associate Director
Bellingham, Washington

Allison Aurand
SCANTLINGS Editor
Bellingham, Washington

Michael Cuba
TIMBER FRAMING Editor
Stockton, New Jersey

Adam Miller
TIMBER FRAMING Editor
Newbury, Vermont

Kenneth Rower
TIMBER FRAMING Editor Emeritus
Newbury, Vermont

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