Ever wonder who is behind making Wood Shop what it is today? Here is a little insight so you can get to know us better…
Chris Nichols. Operations Coordinator. Worker/Owner/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.
Zay Brignall. Builder/Worker. Friend of Wood Shop
A self-described passionate unconventional innovator who dreams constantly, Zay is excited to be working with Wood Shop, building products as he moves forward his groundswell project of bringing a creative and supportive platform for children to use their imagination through play.