While in high school, Michael began working with various mediums including wood, metal, & plastics. People are often surprised to read that his first business venture was constructing custom-fit goalie masks out of fiberglass for fellow hockey goaltenders. Later Michael's degree in Industrial Arts Education led him to jobs as a teacher, industrial model builder, cabinetmaker, machinist & ultimately founder of his woodworking company. Michael strives to reveal another dimension in the material and wants to draw you toward the center of the wood, the beginning of the life of the tree, using curves, angles and arcs. He loves to follow the grain from the surface down to the hidden beauty within. Michael believes wood is so much more dramatic when viewed from a point other than a flat plane and has so many stories to tell!