While my formal vocation has been mechanical engineering for many years, my avocation has been woodturning - ever since I took my first woodturning class in 2000. Upon retiring from engineering in 2017 . . . I've been turning fulltime.
I have studied woodturning at both the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the John C. Campbell Folk School, under the guidance of multiple nationally and internationally respected wood artists. I also held the postition of assistant instructor at Arrowmont.
My work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions in Virginia and North Carolina, and featured in four national juried exhibitions of the American Association of Woodturners.