My career was spent on the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin and south to Missouri as a construction superintendent and boat captain. All my adult life I have had an enduring love of working with wood. There has never been a time when it did not serve as a way to furnish our home or a way to relax. After my retirement in 2015 the time available to pursue this interest has allowed me to explore new avenues and hone my skills. Each piece of wood that might become a bowl, vase or piece of furniture is selected by me in an effort to showcase the nature of each piece.