A native of Springfield and great-grandson of the founder of the Fellows Gear Shaper Company, Edwin R. Fellows, I am a fourth-generation Vermonter and woodworker. I attended the Springfield Public Schools through grade nine, then finished my high-schooling at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River. I graduated from Middlebury College in 1968.
Settling in northern Vermont after graduation, my professional career evolved through many years and phases, but all my endeavors have involved building or restoration, and all those had something to do with wood! From restoring the old farmhouse in which I lived, to building homes for others, to crafting furniture and making woodenware, I have never lost my love of or focus on woodworking. Except for an occasional commission, I now exclusively make lathe pieces such as bowls, platters, vessels and sculptural pieces, which I sell in galleries in Vermont and New Hampshire. I am past president and director of Vermont's largest woodturning club and a current director of Vermont WoodNet, an association of individual and corporate wood workers and producers.
I live with my partner of 32 years in an earth-sheltered solar home in Jericho, VT that we designed and built ourselves.