About the artist:
Iíve been heavily involved in Woodturning for just over a decade being primarily self taught in my modest 2 car garage in my spare time. Iíve spent the past 7 years in leadership positions with the Arizona Woodturners Association in Phoenix (Vice President 2009-2011, President 2012-2014, Vice President 1st half of 2015) and volunteered as the Local Liason, the primary point of contact at the local level, for the 2014 AAW Symposium in Phoenix. My work strives to feature and highlight the natural character of the wood, including natural defects and flaws. Wood often has such beautiful contrast between the dark heartwood and the lighter sapwood and I often orient the wood so that the work features this contrast. My finishes are basic oil finishes to enhance the natural figure and color of the wood without major alterations. The woods have been acquired primarily from various local sources including fellow woodturners and storm damaged trees from my neighborhood and the surrounding urban areas. I'm in the process of relocating to the Chicago area and I'm looking forward to exploring a whole new variety of local woods.

I've given demonstrations on a wide variety of topics including bowls, lidded boxes, jigs and tricks, vacuum chucking, multi axis turning,

My passion for woodturning is supported by my wife, Judy, and by my children, Christopher 13, and Becca 10.

Past Demonstrations:
Arizona Woodturners Association 2007-2015
Southern Arizona Woodturners Association 2009, 2011, 2013
Prescott Area Woodturners 2009, 2011, 2013
Peaks Woodturners 2012
Southeast Idaho Woodturners 2011
Chicago Woodturners 2016
Windy City Woodturners 2016
Central Illinois Woodturners 2016
Quad City Woodturners 2016
SOFA Chicago 2015, 2016

Featured Demonstrations:
American Association of Woodturners 29th annual Internation Woodturning Symposium, Pittsburgh PA, 2015
Desert Woodturning Roundup, Mesa AZ, 2016
Inland Northwest Woodturners, Spokane WA, 2016 New Mexico Woodturners, Albuquerque NM, 2016

Upcoming Demonstrations:
American Association of Woodturners 29th annual Internation Woodturning Symposium, Kansas City MO, 2017
Badger Woodturners, Madison WI, 2017
Kansas City Woodturners, Kansas City MO, 2018
Turn On Chicago, Chicago IL, 2018

Chandler Center for the Arts 2009
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 2014
Arizona Fine Woodworkers Excellence in Woodworking 2014