I am a designer by experience and education. I have worked mostly as a builder and designer in residential construction and renovation. For 9 of the last 12 years I have also been the General Manager/Co-owner of Adirondack Glassworks, LLC, a manufacturing and import company, dealing is custom-designed, hand-blown glassware from China. Later I worked as an independent designer for that company. I also have experience in several other trades and professions, including boat-building, high-end furniture creation, custom racing bicycle frame building, Historic Restoration, and home automation, among others. I am familiar with AutoCAD (2012, 2D), I have recently become competent in Autodesk's Revit (2012), a 3-D architectural Modeling system, and Dassault Systèmes Solidworks (2010), a 3-D CAD system. I have traveled and lived extensively throughout the world. My work experience and education are broad and deep. I can still speak some Spanish.

Work Samples

  • Econo Valve

  • Cool Spring Manor Restoration Project

  • Basement Kitchen Design Project

Work History

Independent Builder, residential and Commercial construction, renovation, restoration. Student, SUNY Empire State College Independent Product Designer, Latham, NY General Manager/Partner, Adirondack Glassworks LLC, Oneonta, NY ESL Instructor, Oneonta, NY Residential Carpentry Contractor, Dennis Savioe, Builder, Key West, FL Boat-builder, Scarano Boatbuilders, Port-of Albany, Albany, NY Ski/Snowboard Instructor, West Mountain, Glens Falls, NY Scotch Valley, Stanford NY Systems Installer, Ambiance Unlimited, Integrated Home Automation, entertainment and security systems, Saratoga Springs NY Furniture Artisan, Michael Hurwitz, Studio-Art workworker, Philadelphia, PA Bicycle Framebuilder, Harry Havnoovian Cycles, Philadelphia, PA

Education

SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY .. -- working toward BS in the Arts, concentration: Design. University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA .. -- Industrial Design, Furniture building, Photography, CAD Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA ..-- Liberal Arts, Computer Science

Specialties

Awards

James W. Hall Scholarship Award, Empire State College

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