After a fascinating array of careers, I finally chose to take the Cabinet Making certificate program at Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This one year program offered me a formal introduction to building furniture and put me on the path that I still follow today. I am constantly inspired by the natural world around me. My extensive travels have exposed me to a huge range of furniture and design both contemporary and from makers past.
My studio, Island View Design, is a custom furniture and cabinet making shop, located in the beautiful St. Margaret's Bay area of Nova Scotia, just south of Halifax.
I specialize in custom residential design, working closely with clients, to create heirloom quality pieces of funiture. Not limited by tradition, I happily work with both traditional joinery and will also utilize modern technology and techniques. I respect our natural resources and the limits of certain species, where ever possible I choose to use sustainably harvested materials and make choices in a manner that respects our environment.
All the pieces showcased on this web site represent work done for individuals. They can be reproduced "as shown" or in a variety of other materials, but clients are not limited to just the work they find here. It is my goal to make every piece "one of a kind". I find it important to meet with clients in the space I am designing for, so I can help them make the best decisions regarding their commission.