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Winnipeg, MB, CA
From the age of ten, I began my lifelong passion as a gearhead and woodworker. I often had tools in my hands and creative ideas in my head while my friends pursued more typical playground activities. In fact, I won Canada’s largest inventors show in 1996 and am still looking for the home run with product submissions to various companies. I gradually honed my woodworking skills through various jobs as a cabinet builder and finishing carpenter. I further explored my combined interest in fine art and furniture making as I completed my Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) at the University of Regina. I also did a very brief stint at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law – boy that was tough! My professional life includes positions as Manager of Purchasing for a Saskatchewan Crown Corporation and then for the First Nations University of Canada, Procurement Consultant and Project Team Member for one of Saskatchewan’s largest rural development projects, Property Manager for some of the Saskatchewan’s Governments largest occupiers of leased space in downtown Regina. And, what I am most proud of (besides my boys), the very successful management of the First Nations University of Canada Capital Campaign. Currently, I am diligently laying the cornerstones for a thriving precision custom woodworking and fabrication business. I accept fine furniture, art furniture, residential and commercial custom woodworking commissions while raising Mathew (5) and Michael (7). The Jefferson Writing Desk his is best described as a 16th Century Laptop. A prolific inventor and President of the USA, Jefferson did leave an incredible volume of work that's admirable, however, he did have some other flaws.
This was my first Jefferson Writing Desk and major dovetail project. I think I did okay.
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