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Hi everyone! My main job is being a dad to two rockstars. Maeve and Jonas keep everyday lively and my life filled with joy and purpose. My second job is working with timbers. I have been doing it for most of my adult life and still love it.

At first I didn't realize why I was drawn to timber framing like I am old trucks, b+w photography and vinyl. I have realized that it is an intrinsic search for, and appreciation of, authenticity. I believe that there are many others who share in this search in an abject rejection of the current consumerism.

I believe that living should be done intentionally and that ones surroundings are very important to not only their health, but also their well-being. It is possible for the highly enlightened to be happy in a cave, but I would like them to try it in a suburban modular with crappy light and stale air! Ok,…

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  • Born on June 25
  • Joined March 16, 2012

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Hi everyone! My main job is being a dad to two rockstars. Maeve and Jonas keep everyday lively and my life filled with joy and purpose. My second job is working with timbers. I have been doing it for most of my adult life and still love it.

At first I didn't realize why I was drawn to timber framing like I am old trucks, b+w photography and vinyl. I have realized that it is an intrinsic search for, and appreciation of, authenticity. I believe that there are many others who share in this search in an abject rejection of the current consumerism.

I believe that living should be done intentionally and that ones surroundings are very important to not only their health, but also their well-being. It is possible for the highly enlightened to be happy in a cave, but I would like them to try it in a suburban modular with crappy light and stale air! Ok, that was a bit pretentious, but I stand by it anyway.


I have always believed that a person cannot leave their ethics at the door of their work place. As a builder I have a responsibility to my community and society as well as my clients to use my expertise in a socially and environmentally sustainable fashion. To this end I have switched to fsc timbers which have earned the highest grade of sustainability in the industry and are locally sourced as well.For the past few years I have been busy learning the ins and outs of building science and applying best building practices to enclosing and finishing homes that use fewer resources in construction and more importantly are very efficient to heat. Even here on the coast of Maine!


I enjoy working for myself and the freedoms it brings. I like being able to help at the school, stay home with a sick child, or take a long weekend without reporting in to anyone. I have fun taking Henry(our Aussie) on a hike after dropping off the kids at school and before heading to the shop. I have really gotten to enjoy the design phase of construction which having my own small company lets me do. I have set up this small business to not just serve the client, but for the business to serve my family as well in the search for balance and authenticity. The point is, we only have this one life(as far as I know, anyway) and I don't want to waste it not trying.

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