Mike's interest in woodworking came from working with his grandfather during his high school years. It was an interest that remained with him throughout his life. Although Mike enjoys making just about anything out of wood, his primary focus rests with furniture making. For 25 years, Mike worked for corporate America where he was able to use his engineering education. However, his love of woodworking remained strong. In fact, after leaving his corporate job, Mike began work with a local company that specialized in cabinetry and furniture aimed at the high-end residential and commercial market. It was during those years that Mike was introduced to the use of veneer; a technique that immediately opened up a vast universe of possibilities for creative furniture design. Those possibilities are clearly evident in the work Mike creates today!