After apprenticing during highschool with Don Braden, an Oakland woodworker, I jumped into the building trades working for a high-end bay area residential contractor. Although my roots and training come mostly from wood, I saw a fair amount of structural concrete and flat work as I came up. My fascination with concrete always existed, but it was only after my “first pour” that I started to think about possibilities and become compelled by the fluidity and sculptural qualities of the material. The first time I saw a fabric formed Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) sink at a CHENG training, my world was forever altered. Now almost every project I complete has some element of fabric forming either in its construction or my design process. All of my fabric formed pieces come from a mold that is flexible and not made rigid with plaster or hardener so that the concrete and the formwork work to shape each other. My goals are to push the boundaries, elevate this ubiquitous medium as far as it will go and share my passion and love for concrete.
The custom woodwork pictured on the website is an integral part of who I am and my history as a craftsman. I hope that some of my woodwork can shed light on my early beginnings as a woodworker and carpenter.