About

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.

 

McKiel Stoneworks

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