To consult, design, manage, and fabricate custom components and envioroments that are highly successful in meeting a clients needs in a rewarding and engaging way.

President, HartWorks Inc.                                                            2003 to Present

Partial Commercial Client List:

  •  The Seneca Park Zoo
  •  LeRoy Historical Society
  •  Humane Society at LollyPop Farm
  •  University of Rochester
  •  Heritage Christian Services
  •  Rochester Historical Society
  • Hobart William & Smith College
  • St. Monica’s Church
  • The Harley School
  • Boulder Coffee


The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY

Twenty-two years of progressive responsibility with the Strong Museum’s exhibit department. Instrumental in the transformation from a “don’t touch” decorative arts museum to a highly interactive children and family museum.

Interpretation and implementation of design ideas

Quality control

  • Priority logistics
  • Team building
  • Creative problem solving
  • Supervision and coaching
  • Communication
  • Spatial reasoning

Exhibits Production Supervisor                                                                                     1995-2003

  • Led and participated on teams that interpreted exhibit design concepts, from drawings through final production and installation. This resulted in world class, award-winning exhibitions that have made the Strong Museum one of the leading children and family museums in the country.
  • Team leader responsible for scheduling and supervising production staff and vendors.
  • Ensured timely completion dates in conjunction with overall museum goals.
  • Implemented high standards of quality and craftsmanship, increasing museum‘s professional reputation, by benchmarking major city museums.
  • Researched and procured new equipment to meet or exceed growing production needs.
  • Ordered all fabrication materials and tools, keeping within set budget parameters.
  • Performed all duties of Shop Foreman.
  • Investigated and implemented use of new building materials for exhibit interactives and specific environments, providing for high quality, low maintenance, and flexibility in design.

Shop Foreman                                                                                                 1987-1995

  • Worked with exhibit designers to develop best methods of exhibit production.
  • Supervised three cabinetmakers in daily activities by assigning projects, inspecting progress, and ensuring target date completion.
  • Maintained wood fabrication shop and spray booth facility.
  • Purchased all construction materials.
  • Maintained all purchasing records and vendor correspondence.
  • Conducted annual performance appraisals, adhering to all human resource policies and procedures.

Senior Cabinetmaker                                                                                                 1985-1987

  • Produced and installed exhibit components.
  • Maintained all shop equipment.
  • Maintained inventory of exhibit hardware and supplies.

Cabinetmaker/Carpenter                                                                                                1981-1985
Fabricated exhibit components and period environments.


Furniture Collaborative Corp., Rochester, NY                                                                        1980-1981
Built custom commercial and residential furniture.

EDUCATION:              SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
Bachelor of Arts, Technical Theater
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Graduate Studies in Studio Art


Visiting Artist in Ceramics                        January-May 1998
SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

Exhibit Designer                                    1989-1990

“Valley, Village, College”
Permanent Exhibition at SUNY Geneseo


Technical Experience             Vectorworks, CAD drawing program
Workshops/Seminars            Total Quality Management with Will Phillips
Cultural Diversity Training
Supervisory Training


  • Board of Directors                                                                                     1995-Present

South Wedge Planning Committee

Board Chairman            1996-2000

  • Project Manager                                                                                                2002-2003

Restoration of 224-228 Mt. Hope Avenue into new offices for the

South Wedge Planning Committee.

  • Project Designer/Project Manager                                                                        2000-2001

South & Gregory Clock Tower/Kiosk Project