I'm the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine. A winding path led me to the magazine in 2000. I attended a technical high school, where I learned the machinist trade and first became interested in building things. In college I studied both engineering and English, and afterward took a number of teaching jobs: math in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and then English back in the U.S. Later, I worked as an editor at two newspapers, caught the furnituremaking bug, and won my dream job: a spot at Fine Woodworking, where editors get to travel around the country to meet and learn from the best woodworkers out there. I live in Thomaston, CT, with my wife and two daughters, in a house (and workshop) I helped to design and build.