I started my apprenticeship in the Zimmermann trade in 2000, in my hometown of Aachen Germany. Upon completion, I set out in the tradition of the journeyman and traveled for three years and one day throughout Germany, Europe and North America, furthering my knowledge and experience.
I moved to the United States in 2006 and have worked as a restoration timber framer in Massachusetts and a full scribe log builder in Vermont. In 2014 my wife and I moved to Duluth where I am building a timber frame business and teaching my craft.
I have taught at Timber Framers Guild events, I have organized my own courses in Vermont, and I have taught at North House folk school.
I built timber frame-style sawhorses in my first year as an apprentice, and again when I moved to the U.S. Over a decade later, my original sawhorses are still doing steady service.