I started working alone in the woods of NW Washington in 1980. Workshops with James Krenov, Sam Maloof, Isaburo Kawada and Thomas Moser in the eighties. Learning how these greats think/work, and then studying what how my vision could fit in with them. Later, I made my first rocking chair in 1986 with the birth of my first child. By 1988 I was swamped and hired my first helper. Ask me for details on the rest. It is classic.