Chris Nichols. Operations Coordinator. Worker/Owner/ Co-Founder.
Chris is a carpenter/philosopher who is known for taking himself too seriously, except when he’s hanging out with his dog Lucia and wife Ashley in their co-op in EastVan. An avid supporter of the co-operative economy, he’s always willing to chat about tables and social justice, and how the one implicates the other.
Jessica Valentine. Sales & Marketing Coordinator. Worker/Owner.
A lady who just gets it done. What ever needs doing she just does it. Bringing to the table a back ground in Community Development, Social Programming and Sales & Marketing the Wood Shop is a vast playground in which she can build more than just furniture.
Maxim Piche. Designer & Custom Builder. Worker/Owner.
Maxim Piché has been working in the custom furniture industry for 10 years as a builder and designer. He is also a skilled scenic carpenter and earned his chops as a lead carpenter at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His experience runs the gamut of aesthetics from rustic to modern. He plays a mean bass guitar, is always there with a good time at the ready and he can build a mean impromptu basketball hoop when needed.
Greg Stone. Shop Class Session Facilitator
Greg Stone is a furniture builder and designer living in East Vancouver. When he’s not at the table saw, he’s managing the Vancouver Tool Library and engaging the community through resource-sharing. Greg has a background in sustainable development and loves halloween music and natural disaster movies.