education

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST AND HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE / Master of Science in Design and Historic Preservation

  • Capstone Project: Creating a Historic Trades Program for Low Income Women of Colour at Springfield Technical Community College.

  • Selected Coursework: "Hancock Shaker Village Brick Dwelling Conditions Assessment, Masonry and Mortar Analysis," "A Proposal for a High-Efficiency Renovation of the 1848 United Church of Pelham," "Structural Analysis of Building 7 at the Mass MOCA Mill Complex," "New Lebanon, NY Neighborhood Preservation Plan," "Shire City Sanctuary Conditions Assessment, Paint Analysis and Wood Analysis," "Timber Frame Survey c. 1757 Scribe Rule Barn in Winchester, NH."

Amherst & Pittsfield, MA: 2014-2016

 

YESTERMORROW DESIGN BUILD SCHOOL / Semester Program in Sustainable Design/Build 

  • 16 week program in which I collaboratively completed the design and construction of a 650 square foot apartment known as "Krunkle House" with a team of six students and three instructors. I managed the building schedule, led exterior cladding research and installation as well as steel railing design, ordering, fabrication and installation.

Montpelier, VT: 2012

 

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE / Bachelor of Arts

  • Thesis: Collaborative Design/Build: Krunkle House and Abode Farm Cart

  • Relevant Coursework: Historic preservation, architectural design studios, cooperative economics, community-based design, regional planning, law and politics of housing, landscape studies, site engineering, metalworking design and fabrication.

Amherst, MA: 2009-2013


experience

TREEHOUSE FABRICATION AND SCENIC / Technical Designer

  • 3D models, fabrication drawings and CNC files for various events, trade shows and installations.

Los Angeles, CA: August 2019-present

MINI-BARR DESIGN/BUILD / Freelance

  • Demolition, renovation carpentry, flooring and paint finishes in Venice, CA and Silver Lake, CA.

  • CAD modeling for Abode Farm CSA greenhouse and timber frame cob oven shelter in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

  • 567 Barn: overseeing and construction of a two story 24' x 42' timber framed barn kit in New Lebanon, NY.

  • Insulation and dry-wall installation in a 19th century farmhouse in Killenagh, IR.

  • Demolition, tiling, general carpentry in the renovation of a 1840 Greek Revival Church to a private residence in Pelham, MA.

  • Graphic design + marketing for the Abode Farm CSA.

  • Paint & wood analysis for Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA.

Various Locations: 2013-present

CINNABAR DESIGN/BUILD / Technical Designer and Carpenter

  • Technical Designer (November 2017-July 2019): translating client ideas into detailed assemblies and shop drawings using Rhinoceros 3D and Autocad.

  • Carpenter (February 2017-July 2019): Cabinetry, object cases, flats and other miscellany for several major national museums, institutions throughout Southern California and international touring exhibitions.

  • Lead Carpenter (Summer 2017): overseeing fabrication and installation of two projects in Southern California.

Los Angeles, CA: February 2017-July 2019

OXBOW DESIGN BUILD / Carpenter and Painter

  • Mill 180 Park: Framing, roof sheathing, painted plywood finishes on mushroom shaped mycology house. Framing and sheathing of indoor amphitheater, fabrication of mobile hydroponics planters and pergola. Wall sheathing, window jamb, corner detail fabrication and finishes.

  • Milling, material ordering and shop maintenance.

Easthampton, MA: August 2015-April 2016

 

MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER MUSEUM / Historic Preservation Intern

  • Great Stone Barn site cleanup and ramp construction.

  • Carriage Barn stabilisation research and survey.

  • Exhibition installation.

New Lebanon, NY: August 2014-November 2014

 

ABODE FARM CSA / Co-manager

  • 8 acre horse-powered vegetable, herb and flower CSA. About 80 total shares that feed the greater New Lebanon community and the Abode of the Message, a Sufi commune.

  • Grounds & construction, communication & marketing manager.

  • Field planning, field work, greenhouse management, cooperative home/work organization, meeting facilitation, aluminum wheeled farm cart design and fabrication, draft horse management.

New Lebanon, NY: April 2012-August 2014

 

GUIGNIER ORGANIC VINEYARD / Agricultural Apprentice

  • Assisted team of 4 in management of 8 hectacres of organic wine grapes, cared for Belgian draft horse.

Vauxrenard, FR: Summer 2011

 

MASSACHUSETTS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS / Intern

  • Organised archive of documents pertaining to the historic 1919 Victory Theatre renovation process in downtown Holyoke.

Holyoke, MA: 2011

 


grants and fellowships

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE FEIGENBAUM FELLOW /  Fall 2014, Spring 2015

CREATIVITY CENTER RODDENBERRY MICROGRANT AWARD / Spring 2013


group exhibition

LOCULUS: A Collective Understanding of a Multiplicity of Authenticities

Easthampton, MA / November 2015


zines

VISCERA: THE UNOBSERVED BODY ZINE /

"si je mange, je grossis" p. 17-23 

 

AN OBSTINATELY UNROMANTIC VALENZINE /

"Loss is a Cerebral Passtime" p. 41-50

 

AN OBSTINATELY UNROMANTIC VALENZINE II /

"I've been touched by the lord I don't need you anymore" p. 26-28

 

AGENCIES: ISSUE II /

"History Pardons Colonialism: A Call for Curatorial Reassessment"

"Well Done Dick; Be Thou at Peace! / a beginning"

 

MISTRESS ISSUE 01 /

Cover artwork & drawing on p. 21

 

LOCULUS 1.2: no/body wins

 Selected journal scan from exhibition


skills

  • Strong stamina for physical labour

  • Rough and fine carpentry

  • Team facilitation and organization

  • Material milling

  • Laminate

  • MIG & TIG welding, aluminum and steel fabrication

  • Graphic Design

  • Architectural materials testing and analysis

  • Historic preservation consulting

  • Drafting, illustrations

  • Model making

  • Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Rhinoceros, Autocad, Solidworks, Microsoft Office, Mac and PC friendly


other experience

FAIR TRADE SUSTAINABILITY ALLIANCE / Graphic Designer, Assistant

  • Graphic design for marketing materials, website design, social media, managing licensing processes and agreements, general support for the director.

New Lebanon, NY: January 2015-August 2015

 

CRICKET CREEK CHEESE COUNTER AT BERKSHIRE ORGANICS / Co-manager

  • Cheese ordering, managing inventory, creating signage and education materials, sampling cheese, tracking weekly income and expenses.

Dalton, MA: May 2014-January 2015

 

NATIONAL YIDDISH BOOK CENTER / Development Assistant

  • Membership and development data entry, filing, archiving member files, front desk docent, gift shop checkouts.

Amherst, MA: 2010-2013