I spent my youth paddle river of Northern Wisconsin and sailing on Lake Michigan. While attending Carleton College I began paddling Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and sailing the collegiate racing circuit. After spending a summer teaching sailing at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, I became a hobby boat builder. While working as an affordable housing project manager I built a canoe, a pram and remodeled an RV trailer. Finally I decided I had my fill of management life and needed to be using my hands on a daily basis. In 2016 I enrolled at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building near Port Townsend, Washington. My year of school culminated in a third place finish for my team at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival’s 3 day Boat Building Challenge! In the fall of 2017 I went to work for Wilderness Inquiry in Minneapolis Minnesota. I redesigned and proto-typed wilderness Inquiry’s 24′ Voyaguer canoe and then helped Wenonah Canoe prepare to mass produce that design for Wilderness Inquiry.
In 2019 and 2020 I will be serving as an Artisan in Development at the North House Folk School in Grand Marias, MN!
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