I definitely started on a different path. I grew up working construction and building things but it wasn’t until after high school when I was taking a painting class at college that I had a moment of clarity in the interest of fine art. I started working as a studio assistant and art installer for various galleries and artists and my passion for art grew. After a few years, though, my interests veered toward architecture and design. So for many years, all throughout my twenties, I bounced between art, design, fabrication, building, welding, architecture, fashion and just about everything in between. During that time, my core passion would always come back to furniture but it wasn’t until I was thirty-five and on my own that I felt I was in a place to present my work as my own language.