You can choose to do one thing over and over and become very proficient. Or you can choose a less certain path, one of diversity and learn a variety of skills that complement and enhance each other. By chance or by choice, I choose the latter.

I’ve been fortunate to find work as a cabinetmaker, carpenter, patternmaker, contractor, boatbuilder, furniture maker and teacher. All of these skills overlap and provide solutions not found within the narrow skill set of each specialty.