People Engaged/Conversations Had

David Daily: my husband, Austin, TX

Mark Macek: wood design professor, thesis advisor, furniture maker: the man, the myth, the legend, Austin, TX

Igor Siddiqui: interior design professor at the School of Architecture and my thesis advisor, Austin, TX

Clay Odom: interior design professor at the School of Architecture, Austin, TX

Kathleen Higgins: philosophy professor at UT Austin. Kathleen specializes in aesthetics and continental philosophy and has guided me through my of my reading related to the process of making. Austin, TX

John Vehko: wood shop manager at the School of Architecture, Austin, TX

Gary and Austin Weeks: rocking chair guru and his son, Wimberly, TX

Sarah Todd/Matt Laprairie-friends: Sarah has an interior design background, Austin, TX

Alex Visotzky/Katie Long: my brother and his girlfriend, Los Angeles, CA

Mandy Blott: my therapist, Austin, TX

Maggie Cohn/Andre Canaparo: former classmate and friends: Maggie sells vintage furniture and housewares, Los Angeles, CA

Edward Stevens: friend, former classmate, furniture maker, Los Angeles, CA

Letitia Ivins: former classmate and fellow art history major. She works for the LA County Arts Commission. Los Angeles, CA

Joshua Palmer: wood shop TA, school colleague, furniture maker, Austin, TX

David Schneider: work colleague, furniture maker, architecture student, Austin, TX

Robin Dusek: graduate coordinator at the School of Architecture, Austin, TX

Ulrich Dangel: graduate advisor, timber specialist, professor at the School of Architecture, Austin, TX

Michael Benedikt: my boss and grad school program advisor, professor at the School of Architecture, Austin, TX

Kendall McNally, Sadie Minkoff, Michelle Schreiber: my acupuncturists, Austin, TX

Mark and Rachel Berins: my cousins-in-law, Austin, TX and Houston, TX

David Pasztor: friend, mentor, and furniture maker, Austin, TX

Shota Yamaguchi: employee of Mark Macek, furniture maker, Austin, TX

Ace San Miguel: employee of Mark Macek, furniture maker, Austin, TX

Robert Wolfe: Facilities manager, School of Architecture, Austin, TX

Kevin Alter: my boss, architect, Associate Dean of graduate programs at the School of Architecture, Austin, TX

KatieLea Conwell: work colleague, friend, Austin, TX

Claudia Setzer and Michael Greenwald: my mom and stepdad, London, UK, New York, NY

Burt Visotzky and Sandy Edelman: my dad and stepmom, New York, NY

Lori Miranda, Jennifer Braham, Shawn Kanning, Lindsey Wenk (and Sarah Todd, already mentioned above): my book club, Austin, TX

Amelia Dye: friend, Austin, TX

Rachel Simmons: friend of Sarah Todd and professor of interior design at Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Karinne Thornblom: friend, brewer, San Francisco, CA

Joyce Rosner: professor of architecture at UT, artist, Austin, TX

Elizabeth Danze: professor of architecture at UT, principal at Danze Blood architects, Austin, TX

Ron and Debbie Daily, Sarah and Jodi Braham, Marshall and Charlett Frumin: my in-laws, Houston, TX

Kate Catterall and Gloria Lee: Designers and Professors of Design at the College of Fine Arts at UT. I studies with them both earlier on in my curriculum. Kate is a furniture maker and metal-worker. Austin, TX

Tom Rosenberg: Radio, TV, Film major taking an independent study with Mark. We are in the shop at the same time a lot. Austin, TX

Kevin Olsen: Woodshop TA. Kevin took Mark’s class last semester and made an adjustable drafting table. Austin, TX

Jesse Kinbarovsky: MFA Design candidate and former classmate, Austin, TX

Bob: Employee at Dakota Hardwoods, Austin, TX

Peter: Employee at Austin Fine Lumber and Plywood, Austin, TX

Warehouse employee who helped me sort through boards at Fine Lumber, Austin, TX

Sales rep at Fine Lumber who calculated my purchase and charged my card. Austin, TX

Eric Timmerman: Son of Robert Timmerman, the owner of Fine Lumber. He helped me load the boards into my car. Austin, TX

Random fellow waiting for his lumber pickup at Fine Lumber. He asked me about my project. Austin, TX

Tristan Walker: Student in Mark Macek’s Wood Design class. He is designing and building a bed. Austin, TX

Kevin Howard: Wood shop TA, Austin, TX

Morgan Parker: Student in Mark Macek’s Wood Design class. She is designing and building a bench. Austin, TX

Molly Purnell: Architecture student, former woodshop TA, furniture maker, Austin, TX

Monica Sanga: Architecture student working in the shop with Molly this semester, Austin, TX

Mina Cikara and Carey Morewedge: friends, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellow at Lowe’s, Austin, TX; Fellow at Breed & Co., Austin, TX; Fellow on the phone at Lehigh Valley Abrasives in Whitehouse Station, NJ; Customer Service Rep on the phone at Norton Industrial, Waco, TX; Joe and Linda on the phone at Fastenal, Austin, TX: I talked with all of these people trying to find the flap disc I needed to grind the shape of the seat.

Katharina, Phillip, Fabian, Andrew: Students in Mark Macek’s Wood Design Class, Austin, TX

Sales girl at BCBG at Barton Creek Mall where I was buying a dress, Austin, TX

Dr. Dan Wheat: professor of engineering who I did an independent study with, Austin, TX

Jamie Chioco: Architect, former customer when I worked at a cafe downtown. Jamie introduced me to Mark a few years ago and gave me advice on how to pursue my interest in wood. Austin, TX

Nick Movshon: friend, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Yates: furniture maker, Austin, TX

Gretchen Rings: my cousin, Chicago, IL

Bridget Gayle: incoming student in the MSAS program, Austin, TX

John Blood: professor of architecture at UT Austin, principal at Danze Blood Architects, Austin, TX

Whit: employee at Woodcraft, Austin, TX

Ben Morris: M. Arch student, Austin, TX

Larry Speck: professor of architecture at UT Austin, principal at Page Southerland Page Architects, Austin, TX

Chris and Evan: employees of Michael Yates, Austin, TX

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