I am originally from, and currently living in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my wife and family. I attended Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, in Muncie, Indiana, where I studied sustainable design, alternative building methods, and received a master’s degree in architecture. In addition to leading the re.dwell, I also split my time as part of the team in a small architecture firm in Grand Rapids.
During my time in school and working with a friend deconstructing old homes I fell in love with the immense potential hidden beneath the decay of the old dilapidated structures we were taking down. While tinkering with and trying to find new uses for these materials I discovered a passion for furniture making. With this passion for design and working with these old and forgotten materials re.dwell was born as a way to show the beauty that was hiding just beneath the surface.