I was inspired to do woodcraft at a very early age by watching and helping my father restore and create artful yet utilitarian furniture. While working with my late brother Byron Parker in his remodeling business I learned that all wood has use and should not be discarded. He knew its time would come again. As an ESA Certified Professional Ecologist by training, I have a strong belief in the necessity for conservation and recycling. I focus on creating unique woodcraft from recycled lumber and salvaged logs. I have a reverence for the organic character of wood and find beauty in its natural defects, fungal staining, insect borings, and contorted growth patterns. I try to design projects that best display woods natural beauty. The limited quantities of my found wood generally allow construction of only “one of a kind” pieces or occasionally a limited edition of several items. So, I appreciate what Mother Nature provides and try to use it respectfully.