After nearly 17 years with Popular Woodworking Magazine, I’m stepping down as publisher and business leader of all things woodworking at our parent company, F+W Media – that is, Popular Woodworking books, the magazine, the Woodworking in America conference and our web sites. But this isn’t so much a goodbye as it is a transition that will allow me the time and luxury to return to my woodworking roots. Before coming to the magazine, I began my career as a professional woodworker in the Los Angeles area and I’m going to return to building things with my hands in the shop.
So, in the coming weeks as I ease out of my current job and the company conducts a search for a new woodworking group leader, I’m discussing my future involvement with the woodworking team and F+W management. And I’ll be here to ensure a smooth handoff to my successor.