As a child I watched my father work with wood. On the weekends he made pine furniture in our garage, and in the countryside of southern Maryland he built several structures with hand-hewn timbers gathered from a collapsed tobacco barn. Watching him work had an effect on me.
My design education officially began at Princeton University, where I discovered studio art. Several years after graduating, I worked as an apprentice for a furniture maker in Cambridge, Mass and soon thereafter I enrolled full-time in the Massachusetts College of Art, where I studied 3-D design, focusing on sculpture and furniture making.
In 2005 I opened Studiomoe in New York City. After four years of experimenting with a range of design ideas, I launched my Oslo line at the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, receiving positive reviews in a host of national design publications. In 2010 I moved west to Portland Oregon, where I currently design and craft my furniture.