To continue, in 1975 I was granted the opportunity to pursue a position as Police Chief with the Holderness New Hampshire Police Department. I was successful in the competition and served that community until 1986. I had discovered woodworking and became so passionate about it I could not keep my focus on my civic duties. I arranged for an administrative retirement and returned to Los Angeles. I immediately set up shop
in Fullerton, Ca. and began a love affair with wood that remains as powerful today as when it began. I have built hundreds of kitchens and bathrooms. Hundreds of pieces of furniture and thousand of small projects. I am grateful to God for the opportunity he has given me to do all of this. Photographs of some of this work are imbedded in my website so please look around. There is a lot to see. At 77 I was diagnosed with emphysema. My Doc suggested I get away from wood dust so I planned a retirement. I sold my tools and machines to a retired doctor in Hayden and moved to Albuquerque. I was not happy there. In July of 2020 the wife of the doctor I sold my shop to asked me to come back to the PNW to train the men in her family to take over the woodshop following the death of her husband. I was here in less than a week. Once that task was complete I moved to Farmington, WA. to help and old friend build his new shop. Following that, I moved back to Spokane and rented the very home that I had lived in when I first came here in 2001.
Indeed, I had gone full circle. Now close to my old friends (next door) Pete and Linda Rayner I had access to his huge woodworking shop, all of a 60 seconds walk from my house. It was like heaven.
In early November of 2022 I decided to build another woodworking shop in my garage.
It was quite a mess and took a lot of work to get it ready but at the time of this writing it is fully functional with only a few projects to complete it. There will be photos of it soon under "New Shop 2023" nav tab. My online school will be up and running soon, so please come back and check it out. It's all free. God Bless You All!!! (Updated 7/27/23)
I'm about 14 here with my mom and 2 of my 3 sisters..
I'm 22 here with my Cousin Beth and her friend. OMG was I ever that skinny. I had just finished police training at the LA Sheriff's Academy. Must have been all that running we had to do.
Taken in 1990, I am with my spiritual advisor Chris Matchett. He died in 1995 and I really miss him.
This is me in 1975 with my mom and my three sisters Brenda, Sherrill and Joy. I was a detective at this time. Only Sherrill (in black) and I are left now.
This was taken Monday, July 6 2020. I am very proud of my Scottish heritage. I love to play my pipes for whomever will listen. Check out the Celtic pieces that I make. Just click on the Celtic Caseworks tab in the nav bar. I welcome any responses either by phone, email or facebook. God bless you all!!!
Several friends have requested that I post some facts about me on my website so I will do that here. I was born in Windsor Vermont in 1942. My dad was a guard at the Vermont State Prison where my uncle was the warden. At age 6 we moved to my grandfathers dairy farm in Colebrook, N.H. It was way out in the country just a few miles from the Canadian border. When I was 17 I decided to complete my military obligation and joined the Air Force. I was stationed first in Anchorage Alaska, then in Santa Maria, California. When I left the service I decided to live in Los Angeles. I completed police training with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept. and joined the Glendora Police Dept. in 1964. I loved law enforcement and performed my duties with a passion.