I came up with the company name SquidBox five years ago to sell my first wood design; a magnetically locking keepsake box with a squid appliqué. While I’ve since designed a variety of other items, the name continues to feel appropriate both as a reminder of my beginnings and as something of a two-word artist statement. To me, the squid represents the fluidity and shapes of my work, while the box represents the functionality and more traditional aspects. Combined, these two aspects apply to nearly all my creations, from cribbage boards to cabinets.
I recently graduated from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO with an AAS in Fine Woodworking in the spring of 2016. While in the program, my "Side Chair" was chosen for inclusion in a six-month gallery display at Denver International Airport. An article about this gallery was also written in the November-December 2015 issue of Woodworker West. Additionally, my "Kitchen Cabinet" won both Best in Show for Furniture as well as People's Choice at the semester-end showcase held each semester by RRCC.