Steve Noggle - Morganton NC
I have been working with trees and with wood since well before completing a Forestry degree at LSU in 1976. After a few years as a timber cruiser in the Pacific Northwest, I returned home to North Carolina and began a 25 year career as an engineer in the furniture industry. I have been woodworking and building fine furniture for myself and friends and family since college – first out of necessity and later as a creative pastime. With my discovery of woodturning, however, a pastime of woodworking turned into a passion. "Turning" quickly captivated more and more of my creative energy and interest, and soon I left the furniture industry to work fulltime as a craftsman.