I am an artist; fabricator and educator with hands that can build damn near anything and a mind to help you design a solution for almost any material problem. I can make demanding projects look easy and keep you laughing in the most challenging situations.
Trained as an artist (Alfred Univ, Tyler School of Art) I was raised in sawdust as a third generation craftsman from a family owned woodworking business. From there I found a career crafting practical models for film and advertising where I discovered and penchant for making objects “better than real” in order to satisfy close-up photography. Along the way I’ve built artwork, props, architectural models, robots and motorcycles for myself and others – always in an effort to find the most interesting and challenging projects. That path has recently lead me to the realm of industrial design and new product development where I now run a Prototype Lab for a team designers and engineers.
I’ve also taught sculpture and fine art at prestigious institutions such as Reed College, Oberlin and the Pacific NW College of Art. And though I am not currently teaching, I still love to lecture on subjects ranging from fine art to fabrication technologies and 3d printing.
I’m passionate about collaborating with talented designers, engineers and artists to help them facilitate their vision and to make ideas tangible. Working from everything between napkin sketches and complex CAD assemblies I love getting to use some of the world’s most sophisticated tools and cutting-edge technology to bring new ideas to life.