Guild Leadership

Executive Director

Jeff ArvinJeff Arvin
As executive director, I look forward to the journey ahead of us. We have the tools, skills, and experience to create works of even greater relevance and to better serve our families and communities. Our very exciting task is to find ways to implement our ideals. read more »

Officers

Michael CubaMichael Cuba (2016–2018)
President
Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Michael moved to Vermont in the mid-90’s where, as a student at Goddard College, he first began to hone his woodworking skills. His career in restoration timber framing began while working at the Institute for... read more »

Autumn PetersonAutumn Peterson (2017-19)
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 »

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 »

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 »

Mack MageeMack Magee (2016–2018)
Past President
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,... read more »

Directors at Large

Brenda BakerBrenda Baker (2016–2018)
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 »

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 (2017-2018)
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 »

Stephen MorrisonStephen Morrison (2017–2019)
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 »

Jonathan OrpinJonathan Orpin (2018–2020)
I am founder and president of two companies: New Energy Works Timberframers, founded in the mid-'80s, and  Pioneer Millworks, founded in 1990. Combined, they have 120 co-workers in shops in western New York and the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Both companies use... 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
Program Director
Bellingham, Washington

Allison Aurand
Communications Director
Bellingham, Washington

Brice Cochran
Director of Member Services
Mountain Rest, SC

Cassandra Davies
Coordinator of Finance & Professional Development
Bellingham, Washington

Ken Rower
TIMBER FRAMING Editor
Newbury, Vermont


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beautifully handmade timber frames, beam work

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