I’m a utility turner, and I enjoy making items that people will use to help them prepare and serve food. The majority of my wood comes from urban trees, although I can’t resist buying a nice piece of Madrone Burl or Big Leaf Maple Burl for my peppermills. I’ve been turning since 2005, having taken classes at Red Rocks Community College and then later with professional turners such as Mike Mahoney, Glenn Lucas, Jimmy Clewes, Kirk DeHeer, Paul Chilton, and others.
I retired 5 years ago and now turn full time. I started my own company after I retired (Colorado Kitchen Heirlooms) and sell my items online and at craft shows. I served as President of the Front Range Woodturners in Denver for the past 3 years.