I started in carpentry when is was 14. A carpenter was working on my father’s house and I was instantly captured ,and knew immediately that it was what i wanted to do for a living. I worked with this gentleman (David McMinn, a several time award winning heritage restoration carpenter) building many decks fences and heritage renovations. I got a great start to my career, learning about carpentry and restoration. I worked after school and full time during the summer with him for 3 years. He taught me many cool things, I still call him for his invaluable advice 22 years later.