After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 2012 I enrolled in the Preservation Carpentry program at The North Bennet St. School in Boston, MA. A modern day apprenticeship, this two year program teaches traditional architecture and building practices, emphasizing hand work and exacting standards. After working for a few timber frame shops across the country and in England, I started Scratch Builders in December of 2015. I am a member of the Timber Framers Guild, and an avid participant in its volunteer community building projects.
New buildings have a significant impact on our communities and environment. With this in mind, we design structures that look and feel good, and improve our surroundings. All of the wood we use is harvested locally, which not only has numerous environmental benefits, but helps sustain Vermont's vibrant forest product industry. Timber framing is a valuable building style that brings us together to create honest and long lasting structures. It is immediate and personal. There is an incredible path that trees take from the forest to the mill, the shop, and then into a timber frame—mystical, practical, and for us: necessary.