Ben & Christen Aroh
“I learned from a young age that working for myself had lots of perks – so I have always made that a priority in life.”
Ben and Christen run a small woodworking shop in Louisville, Ky. Ben handles product design and production; Christen keeps everything organized and running smoothly. They met in college three years ago, around the same time that the first wooden state was created (in the shape of Kentucky nonetheless). Cut by hand from some scrap walnut, it was created as a playful solution to a problem Ben encountered quite frequently -- leaving for class, forgetting his keys. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the company was able to purchase the necessary equipment and begin the journey of building a business.
Read more about how Ben came up with his fun, functional solution for storing keys on the blog.