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 Western conference and one Eastern since ’97, and kept up on best practices through our excellent publications. As both an educational organization and trade organization, we are unique in the way we interact; the spirit of cooperation rather than competition defines us. In my experience, this is rare and speaks to the Guild’s mission and the integrity of its members.
The prospect of being one of the guiding hands in the Guild is one I will not take lightly. The things I can bring to the board are a passion for the craft, a drive to increase the magic of community building projects, and an increase in membership and financial viability.