|Ron was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, into a family
of builders. He began using woodworking tools
at an early age as he helped with the family
business. He developed not only a skill, but a
deep appreciation for the natural beauty of wood.
He graduated with an education degree from
Edinboro University and a masters degree from
Wilkes University, both in Pennsylvania. He was a
teacher for 34 years and owned a photography
business for 12 years.
Now retired and living in Arizona, Ron has turned
his life-long hobby into a full-time endeavor.
These days he's either working in his shop,
travelling to mills, or searching the internet for
the perfect piece of wood. With today's
technology he maintains relationships with
suppliers across the country who help him find
exceptional pieces of wood, especially the burls
for which he has become noted.
|Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine
|Wild Holly Gallery
in Carefree, Arizona
The MN Collection
in Scottsdale, AZ
Gallery of Modern Masters
in Sedona, Arizona
and Lancaster, Pennsylvania
|...from trash to treasure...