Working in Maine and the Northeast doing historic brickwork, Rumford fireplaces, and designing and building Russian Masonry Stoves and wood-fired Bake Ovens.
Travel and cultural exchange are very important to me. I've lived in France and West Africa, in Sénégal, so I speak French and Wolof, and rudimentary Spanish.
My wife and I stayed with Servas hosts in France, and we really enjoyed that kind of travel experience. I met some wonderful Airbnb hosts in Asheville and Charlotte on business trips, and now this is my favorite way to travel.
I write and perform puppet shows as a pastime.