I began designing and building furniture at the age of 15 when a woodshop class was offered to me at school. Having watched my grandfather work in his clock mechanics/woodshop had always fascinated me, so this was my first opportunity for formal training.
I was born in New Jersey but soon after moved to New Fairfield, CT where I grew up surrounded by nature in a small town. For my last two years of high school I relocated to Virginia where there were no design courses. After much searching I found a four year furniture design program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Unlike other schools, they offer a comprehensive curriculum of hands-on metalworking, plastic molding, and woodworking. At the same time I expanded my rendering skills with many drawing classes, picking up grayscale portraiture on the side.
It is my dream to expand more into the boutique and high end hotel industry, as well as bars and restaurants. As Immersion Design grows, I look forward to sharing it with you.