My Woodworking Path...
In the last six years, my path to a career as a woodworker
has taken me through many experiences. What started as an interest,
turned into a hobby and progressed into a career.
Residing in Ottawa and originally from the town of Aylmer,
Quebec, I spent a number of years in the hotel industry. Just after Christmas
of 1998, I decided a change was in order. I packed my bags and headed
to Calgary for a fresh start. After further trials and tribulations in
hotel management, I got my feet on solid ground and made a career change
Through different experiences at different shops, I decided
the way for me to go was to open my own shop and do my own thing. With
equal passions in cooking and fishing, I wanted to pull all three together
and ended up with custom cooking utensils and handmade fishing gear.
As a woodworker, I am drawn to the natural beauty of wood.
Creating something as simple as a spoon lets me exercise my skills while
maintaining and enhancing the look of the material.
The utensils and cutting boards are my own design and are built to meet my
specific cooking needs and hopefully yours as well. However I am always
open to further designs & suggestions.
I have not looked back since I started and now I enjoy
the freedom of my schedule and look forward to spending as much time as
I can with my wife Claudia, our son Mathias and our daughter Emma.