2006   A.A.S. Professional Crafts: Woodworking,
Haywood Community College, Clyde,    NC.

2003   Woodworking Classes with Michael Joerling, Chapel Hill, NC.

2002  Woodworking and turning classes, Alamance Community College, Graham, NC.

2000  B.S.J. Journalism, Public Relations & Psychology,  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Summa Cum Laude.



 2011      Internship in Woodworking and Furniture Design at Anderson Ranch Arts Center,  Snowmass Village, CO.

2010 – 2011   Assistant to studio furniture maker, Gail Fredell, Asheville, NC.

2010      Woodshop assistant at The Old Wood Company, Asheville, NC

2010     Studio assistant and carpenter for abstract painter, Jonas Gerard, Asheville, NC.

2004 – Present         Owner and studio furniture maker, Kamp Studio, Asheville, NC.

2009       Assistant to Jonathan Wainscott and Wainscott Design Works, Asheville, NC.

2008      Delivery and warehouse manager, Four Corners Home, Asheville, NC.

2007      Sales and assembly, Wood You, Asheville, NC.

2007       Assistant trim carpenter to Reid Carlson, builder, Asheville, NC.

2006       Assistant to studio furniture maker, Brian Wurst, Asheville, NC.

2005       Maintenance, Greenlife Grocery, Asheville, NC.

2004       Assistant to furniture artist Randy Shull, Asheville, NC.

1985 -1995    Assistant to ceramic artist Marty Biernbaum, Charleston, SC.




Bright Bites, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Museum Shop Artist of the Month: January 2011, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, Invitational.


WNC Magazine’s On the Verge, the 2nd Annual Search for North Carolina’s            Emerging Visual Artists, Flood Gallery, Asheville, NC, Juried Exhibition.

Handmade: The Western North Carolina Craft, Architecture and Design Expo, Hand Made in America, Asheville, NC, Invitational.

Model Misbehavior: 21 Artists Customize 20” Mannequins, Satellite Gallery, Asheville, NC, Invitational.


To Scale: Design in Miniature,  The Looking Glass Gallery, Boone, North                                         Carolina, 2009 Furniture Society Conference, Juried Exhibition.

Focus on Furniture, Handmade in America, Asheville, NC, Invitational.

Are Chairs Just for Sitting? The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, curated by Wayne Raab, Hendersonville, NC, Invitational.


Past and Present: Celebrating Two Centuries of North Carolina Decorative Arts, Barton Art Galleries, Wilson, NC and Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery, Tarrboro, NC, Invitational.                                                  

Design Emphasis Awards, International Woodworking Fair, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
Southern Highland Craft Fair, Asheville, NC, Juried.
Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Graduate Show,
Grove Arcade Arts and Heritage Gallery, Asheville, NC, Juried.
Niche Awards Student Competition, Philadelphia, PA, Juried.



Southern Highland Craft Fair, Asheville, NC, Juried.



2010 NICHE Awards, Professional Finalist, Wood: Traditional Joinery, Philadelphia, PA

2006  NICHE Awards, Student Finalist, Mixed and Miscellaneous Media, Philadelphia, PA

2006  Design Emphasis Awards, 3rd place in Seating, International Woodworking Fair, Atlanta, GA




Rapid River Magazine: Arts & Culture, Sept 2011, Vol 15 No 1, pg 21, Magazine.


Lark Studio Series: Chairs, Ray Hemachandra, Lark Books, pg 144, Book.

500 Cabinets: A Showcase of Design and Craftsmanship, John Grew-                                           Sheridan and Ray Hemachandra, pg 274, Lark Books, Book.

Asheville Laurel, June 2010, pg 20, Magazine.

WNC Magazine, Brian Gallagher, June 2010, pgs 50-51, Magazine

Charleston Magazine, Evans Craddock, June 2010, pg 82, Magazine.


500 Tables: Inspiring Interpretations of Function and Style, Andrew Glasgow and                         Ray Hemachandra, Lark Books, pg 288, Book.


500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs, Craig Nutt and                              Ray Hemachandra Lark Books, Page 15, Book.

The Art of Jewelry: WOOD, Terry Taylor, Lark Books, pgs 108 -110, Book.


Doggie Homes: Barkitecture for Your Best Friend, Matthew Klarich and Jeff                                     Woods, Lark Books and The DIY Network, Book.


That’s Clever, HGTV Home and Garden Television, Season 3: Episode 23, first aired Sept 27, 2006, Television.



2012                     Van Dyke Jewelers, Asheville, NC

2011 – Present         Susan Marie Designs, Asheville, NC

2009 – 2011             Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC

2008 – Present          Nest Organics, Asheville, NC

2006 – Present          New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC

                                 The Common Housefly, Black Mountain, NC,

2005 – Present          Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC



Alicia and Michael Albee , Sapele Kitchen Island, Asheville NC.

Gayle and Rob Allen, Bathroom Vanity, Laundry Room, Desk system, Arden NC.

James Helmkamp, Caught in the Cypher side table, Lakewood, CO.

David Francis, Red Oak stairway system, Asheville, NC.


James Helmkamp, Crum sidetables, Lakewood, CO.

Benno Groeneveld, Entertainment Center, Asheville, NC.

Mobilia/Four Corners Home, custom cash register wrap, Asheville, NC.

Vue Wine Bar, Ash Bar Table, Hendersonville, NC.

Barbara Weissharr, Maple bed and side table, Clyde, NC .

James Helmkamp, Crum bedframe, headboard and bookcase, Lakewood, CO.

Lotus Wine Bar, Wine Flight Trays, Gastonia, NC.

Jennifer Jensen, Custom Oak Kitchen and Bath Cabinets, Arden, NC.

Kozik, Maple Cutting Slab, Athens, GA.

Chip and Marty Biernbaum, Jewelry Armoire, Charleston, SC.

The Venue, Mobile Bar Units, Asheville, NC.


Deborah Moeller, Entertainment center, bookcases, benches, dish rack,                                             kitchen shelving and newel posts,   Weaverville, NC.

Corner Kitchen Restaurant, Custom Bar System, Asheville, NC.

Vivian Beer, Desk and File Drawer components, Penland, NC.

KC Kology and Gavin Conner CD Shelving, Asheville, NC.


Al and Nancy Long, Book Shelving units, Asheville, NC.

Kristi Pheiffer, Huge Red Handrails, Asheville, NC.


Virginia Bower, Breakfast Nook, Asheville, NC.


Jen Charlton, Maple “Sliver” Mantle, Asheville, NC.



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