I started working in construction at 12 years old sweeping out my father’s custom homes. My father was a builder like his father before him. I framed homes and did trim work but my favorite part of the building process was design. I was drawing homes on grid paper before I was a teenager.
When I was 15 years old I was dropped off everyday to work for my Uncle who owned a design company. I worked for my uncle as a draftsman for a couple years and then went on to design with my father for the homes that he was building. My father was a great designer and I learned much about what I know today about design from him. Today, I have my own design and drafting business where I currently work together with both builders and personal clients to create beautiful homes that help them meet their goals.
With designing homes, I desire for more than just a beautiful temporary structure. Fulfillment in my job comes from creatively working together with people to design a timeless home that will become a place of warmth, where long lasting memories and connections are made. A truthful design is one that reflects those who live in it.