I moved back to Raleigh, my hometown, in 2017 looking for a lifestlye change. I spent the prior two years as a paramedic in the New York City 911 system and felt ready for a dramatic change of pace. During this transition period, I attended a two month class in craft woodworking at Penland School of Craft. I designed and made my first piece of furniture there and fell in love with the process. I left Penland determined to pursue making furniture full time. The pieces shown here are the highlights from my first year as a maker. Thank you for checking out my work.