I am fortunate to be based in Maui, Hawaii. Here, craftsmanship and artistry are revered, and the design inspiration provided by Maui itself is unrivalled.
My workshop is part of our sustainable farm, where we raise heritage animals on pasture, grow organic fruits and vegetables, and nurture native Hawaiian plants. Our commitment to artisanal craftsmanship, beauty, tradition, sustainability and the environment resonates in all we do.
I grew up in the shadow of my father’s workbench, as my father did before me. And the practical lessons learned there fueled my dedication to craftsmanship. My professional training includes studies under modern masters of marquetry, inlay, wood turning and hand-finishing such as Paul Schurch, Jerry Kermode, Terri Masachi, and Mitch Kohanek. I’ve had significant exposure to a variety of design styles via my early work building major motion picture Hollywood sets and by creating fine furniture for a broad range of designers and clients across the Pacific. My work is in the homes of clients as diverse as Napa Valley vintners, global hedge fund presidents, professional windsurfers, art professors and celebrities. I have been featured by the Waldorf Astoria collection's art gallery at Grand Wailea, the Architectural Digest Home Design show in New York, the American Craft Council in San Francisco, the Hana Coast Gallery, and my work is part of the permanent collection at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Creating works of art that you will treasure is passion. Over the twenty years of experience I have gained, I have come to cherish the wood itself as the major design element, nature as my inspiration and my relationships with my clients as the core of my business.