I graduated from the University of Alabama “Roll Tide” in 2011, majoring in English. I love the outdoors. Therefore, after graduation, I took some time off. I wanted to explore the world a bit. I moved to the city that never sleeps, New Orleans. It was post-Katrina, I was part of a non-profit rebuilding organization. Serving as an AmeriCorps member; I decided right then, while helping to rebuild the city, that carpentry was a true passion of mine. I spent the majority of the next 3 years helping to rebuild what had been damaged. The “shotgun” houses have some wonderful history to them. I moved from New Orleans to California. I started attending a local furniture school, the Krenov. Studying in school cemented my passion for fine woodworking. Working on houses and jumping into furniture design gave me an eye for detail. It really helped to refine my carpentry skills. After school, I moved across the coast again. Landing in North Carolina. First, I went to Asheville, I love the mountains. More recently, I moved to Chapel Hill. My girlfriend is getting her masters degree at the University. Outside of the work I enjoy spending time cooking, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and just being in the great outdoors. Chapel Hill has some really great parks in the area and even has a few times for pick up games. It’s been a great transition moving here and I’m looking forward to using my time at CQC to continue to grow and improve as a carpenter.