Larry the Woodturner
I retired as a manager of Information Services after 40 years of working at all levels of information services. My career spanned three major corporations including 10 years of overseas assignments in the middle east and Europe. Judy retired as a pharmacist after 30 years of work for various pharmacy companies.
I learned my love of woodworking while in high school where I had several years of shop classes. After leaving high school, obtaining three college degrees including an MBA, marrying Judy, having a family, and then moving them around the world for several years, woodworking became less a hobby and more of necessity as the family grew and work ensued on remodeling and/or building a succession of houses for the family. Finally after completing a vacation home on the Olympic Peninsula, and with no where to put my collection of wood working tools, we bought property in Olympia and had a shop built in 2001. Then in the Spring of 2003 when we sold our home in Issaquah, near Seattle, Judy and I lived in the shop while our house was completed in June 2003, where we continue to live today.