Tinkering has always been in my blood, whether it was watching my grandfather put his dock together with metal coat hangers, watching my mother repair the dishwasher, or having to figure out how to put a radiator in my first truck.

Whether repairing the fishing camp in Alaska, the stables in Colorado, or my own home, I learned a successful outcome is achieved with creativity and maximizing all of your resources. I get to create something beautiful everyday and smile knowing coat hangers and duct tape work well, but a screw gun and screws work much better.

With the support of my wife and two wonderful boys, I get to make my big Irish family proud knowing, at least some of, what they taught me has rubbed off. The saying “If you love what you do you’ll never have to work a day in your life” could never be truer.