ABOUT ME & STUFF

WHO? I am just a girl, holding a saw, hoping I can use it to turn some wood into something functional. I was once a math teacher in Florida but, as it turns out, woodworking in Philadelphia is the kind of applied math in a colder climate I was looking for.

WHAT? I design, build, and finish furniture (and anything else I find interesting) from local Pennsylvania hardwoods. I showcase the material and joinery as the primary design details in my work. I still love to teach. I have been designing and teaching long and short form woodworking courses for nearly 1o years.

WHERE? My home and shop are in Philadelphia, PA. I do often love a chance to take a trip to teach a class or schedule a delivery out of state.

HOW? WHY? I learned this craft beginning with an apprenticeship under a master woodworker, Jeffry Lohr. I have been trained in traditional furniture-making with a deep appreciation for the material and wood science. I love to design things that showcase the properties, figure, and colors of hardwoods.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Part-Owner, Woodworker, & Instructor, Lohr Woodworking

Limerick, PA — 2012-2021

I began as an apprentice under Jeffry Lohr, where I was taught woodworking and furniture-making. After a two-year apprenticeship, I graduated to a full-time maker and instructor. I went on to design and build original furniture collaboratively under our studio name as well as instruct weeklong courses. I acquired partial business ownership in 2017.


Instructor & Pit Crew Member, A Workshop of Our Own
Baltimore, MD - 2020-2022
Participated in a group who organized and built-out the WOO shop. I went on to teach a virtual class I designed called Understanding Wood on multiple occasions and hope to teach more classes in the coming year!


Wharton Esherick Museum
Malvern, PA - Jan 2022 - Present
Programs & Communications Specialist

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

  • Authored “Make a Monogrammed Mirror” (2015), “Success with Slabs” (2017), “Top-Notch Tapering Jig” (2018), and “Top Secret Table” (2019) in Woodcraft Magazine

  • Featured in Women of Woodworking blog by Katie Thompson, 2018: Read here

  • Profiled in Furniture & Cabinetmaking, Issue 299, May 2021

  • Authored “Continuous grain, mitered door & drawer pulls” in Fine Woodworking, April 2021: Read here

  • Featured in Fine Woodworking Gallery, Issue #289, April 2021: View here

  • Featured in Women in Woodworking blog for Highland Woodworking: Read here

  • Guest on Shop Talk Live (Fine Woodworking) Podcast, June 2022: Listen here

  • Interviewed on iPondr Podcast "Women are carving out a space in woodworking" by Christophe Zajac-Denek: Listen here