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Location: Guthrie, OK
I am a 32. Father of four and married to the best woman in the world. I am also lucky enough to be in the shop all day. I am a Shop Teacher in Oklahoma at the Guthrie Job Corps Center. I teach at risk youth. Most come from broken homes, inner city schools, gang life, addiction, and have never seen woodworking tools when I get them. Call me crazy but I love them all. I refer to them like they are my own kids. It is amazing to see them come in like a hard hunk of jagged rock and watch as I chip away at them piece by piece until I send out a perfectly carved refined tax paying citizen. I get to feel alot of roles in my job. I get to play dad, counselor, mentor, teacher, spiritual advisor, and big brother all wrapped up into one. I spend alot more time at work then my wife probably would like but she understands that I have a passion for woodworking and the more of them I can make into woodworkers the better the world will be. I have been doing woodworking for 18 years. I started when I was young with an uncle and have never been able to get enough of it. When most kids were collecting baseball cards I was collecting wood magazines and project books. I enjoy antique reproductions, and building things I think are original to me. I was an CAD draftsman for many years when I lucked into the job I have now. My high school shop teacher once told me that if you find a job doing what you love you will never work another day in your life. I hold that true and haven't worked a day in the last two years since I started teaching.
-- "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission"
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