I am a maker. First and foremost - I think by moving my hands.
I graduated with distinction from the University of Washington with a BA Architectural Studies. I had the privilege to study under great professors, such as Frank Ching, Doug Zuberbuhler, Barry Onouye, Brian McLaren, Sharon Sutton, Jim Nichols, and Elizabeth Golden.
Shortly after graduating from undergrad I started a small design firm, REdesign Studios, in Seattle. My business partner Mike Blackburn and I started REdesign as a way for us to bring our design to the world one reclaimed piece of wood at a time. This is where I found my love for wood.
I was not ready to end my scholastic endeavors, so I applied to, and was accepted to, the Rhode Island School of Design's Masters of Architecture program. I had the opportunity to work with some of the best designers in the world, and studied under greats such as, Friedrich St Florian, Kyna Leski, Chris Bardt, Jonathan Knowles, Carl Lostritto, and Ann Tate.
One opportunity provided to me during my time at RISD was with the Techstyle Haus project. It was the school's entry in the "Solar Decathlon Europe" competition in Versailles France. I was named Project Architect and was responsible for interfacing between students from three schools, professors, advisors, and professionals.