Dan is a New Hampshire woodcarver, furnituremaker, chairmaker, and instructor. He is a 1994 graduate of the North Bennet Street School (NBSS) cabinet and furniture making program in Boston, MA. In addition to his formal training, Dan has had the opportunity to work and collaborate with other master cabinetmakers as he refined his skills. Recently, Dan was named the 2023 recipient of the Cartouche Award, which is presented by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.
When he is not working on projects or commissions, Dan spends most of his time teaching his craft to hobbyists, aspiring woodworkers, and professionals. Dan operates his own small group workshop program at his Rollinsford, NH wood shop. In addition, he has been a faculty member in the full-time cabinet and furniture making program at NBSS since 2006. Currently, Dan is the department head of the program, a position he has proudly held since 2010. Dan also enjoys sharing information and writing, and has published articles in
Fine Woodworking and other periodicals.
Through the years, Dan has participated in demonstrations, exhibits, and presentations for organizations such as Colonial Williamsburg, Concord Museum, Fruitlands Museum, Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers, Museum of Fine Arts- Boston, Old State House- Boston, Old Sturbridge Village, Society of American Period Furniture Makers, The Furniture Society, and
The Old Manse.