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. Four years later I launched the Oslo collection at the 2009 International Furniture Fair, receiving positive reviews in a host of national design publications. In 2012 my wife Amanda joined Studiomoe as Business Director. Blending expertise in business and advertising with her creativity and keen eye for design, she guides the company's growth and brand strategies, and manages day-to-day operations.