I have always been drawn to the built environment.
Why I chose my profession, and why I still truly enjoy it, is that finding the balance between aesthetically beautiful and pragmatically functional is always an engaging challenge.
I earned a bachelor of environmental design from the University of Minnesota and worked for several garden centers and landscape designers before focusing on stonework and masonry.
I owe my skill and training to my mentor, master stonemason Jim Sullivan. Over the 12 years I apprenticed with him, he shared with me the craft and art of masonry that has been his life’s work. I am eternally indebted to him for teaching and guiding me to express my own passion and creativity through the medium of stone and brick and mortar.
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