Josh received his BSME from Yale University in 1989 and promptly bicycled across the country to San Francisco where he pursued an interest in alternative energy and worked for Pacific Gas & Electric on energy conservation programs. A desire to bring head, hands and heart together led Josh to the Heartwood Owner/Builder School in Massachusetts where he fell in love with timberframing and ecological building during two summers as an apprentice, and has pursued these paths through a wide variety of natural materials, handmade paper, stained glass, and of course timbers of all shapes, sizes, and species. He delights in the creation of homes that nourish community during the building process and that provide healthy, soulful, beautiful shelter. Josh continues to teach timber framing workshops at Heartwood School, Yestermorrow, and Rocky Mountain Workshops. Before co-founding TimberHomes LLC, Josh was partnered with Ben Yeomans in Humble Abode - see that site for additional projects. A new found passion for skate skiing is offering ample opportunities for exercise and public amusement this winter as Josh and his wife Geraldine Vatan have been menacing the trails at Morse Farm in Montpelier, near their home in Middlesex, Vermont.