I’ve been busily, happily figuring out the way things work since childhood; precision and detail are my particular, lifelong fascinations. Maybe that’s no coincidence, since I was born and raised down the street from Steinway Pianos, eventually working for a small specialty shop inside Steinway, where I fell in love restoring and designing patterns for the world’s finest pianos.
My career has also seen me in the role of industrial designer for Fortune 500 companies and public agencies of prototypes, creating everything from consumer products to large-scale signage and even aircraft cabins. I have also served as project manager for a leading architectural millwork company, again serving Fortune 500 giants. On my own, I have been working with wood, in particular, and creating custom designs for 30 years. I love what I do.
In recent years I moved north fulltime to my former weekend home in the Hudson Valley/Berkshires area to design my own pieces and work with homeowners on custom renovations and furnishings, and also to study to become a licensed home inspector. I graduated in 2017 from C.A.T.S. Home Inspection School of Albany, a New York State-approved, InterNACHI-affiliated training program, and am licensed to conduct inspections in New York State. I follow the InterNACHI Standards of Practice, which I encourage you to read (click for pdf) to learn what is, and isn’t, part of a thorough home inspection. I also adhere to their Code of Ethics (pdf).
Because of my fascination with detail, I don’t punch a clock when I start an inspection; I let each home site take the time and attention it demands.
I look forward to speaking to you about your home-inspection needs—whether you are listing your home for sale, considering making an offer on a new home, or staying put in a home you love but want an experienced partner in learning to manage it more proactively. More about the services I offer.