Born and raised in Canmore, Shaun joined us as a Cabinetmaker Apprentice in 2022. Shaun is passionate about wooden boats and has apprenticed at a small boat shop in Maine, later studied traditional boatbuilding in Norway, and spent some time volunteering at a wooden boat museum in the Basque Country. He is very excited to join Canmore Woodcrafters and continue developing as a woodworker. Shaun enjoys hiking, cycling and backcountry camping.
Markus earned his journeyman cabinet maker ticket in Germany in 1998 before relocating to Alberta in 2004. While in Edmonton and Calgary, he spent 6 years on the bench before transitioning to the lead installation role. Markus will put on many miles on both his adventure and pedal bike. When the weather turns, he enjoys reading Scandinavian crime novels and listening to music.
Ken was born in Ontario and moved to Alberta in 2002, drawn to the mountains and snow. He lived in the Bow Valley up until the last few years before moving to Cochrane in 2017 with his wife and rescue pittie Peaches. Ken enjoys playing hockey, watching the Maple Leafs, and Snowboarding. Ken has been working in the wood finishing , painting & coating industry for over 15 years. He joined us in 2021 and looks forward to this new chapter with us.
Josef joined us in 2021 as a Cabinetmaker. He used to work in a family business renovating old pianos in Czech Republic.
His habits including power lifting, hiking, cooking, cycling and reading.
Harry comes from Switzerland, and has successfully completed his cabinetmaker apprenticeship. He was self employed in his own business for 16 years doing woodworking install and finishing. He has also lived and worked in Luxembourg and Germany gaining more industry exposure. Now in Canada, Harry looks forward to expanding his knowledge and applying his depth of experience at CWC. In his spare time Harry loves traveling by bike, camping, hiking and cooking.
Lucas joined us in 2019 through the high school and RAPP program. He has received the CTS30 woodworking award.He started his cabinetmaking apprenticeship in Sept 2020. When not in high school he likes to alpine ski, ski tour, and white water kayak.
Born and raised in the Italian Alps, Mirko studied to become an accountant and eventually moved to Canada in 2013. He joined us in 2017 as a Cabinetmaker Apprentice and obtained his Red Seal in 2021 with outstanding marks. Mirko is an avid fisherman. He enjoys spending time up the mountains rock climbing, touring and camping. Woodworking for him is both a job and a passion.
Serhii joined us in 2017 as a Cabinetmaker. He has extensive knowledge with CNC machining and ornate high end woodwork. He brings years of experience and knowledge to our team. Serhii enjoys spending time with his family, and getting out doors, biking and walking in his free time.
Martin joined us in 2018 as a Cabinetmaker. He has finished his cabinet education in Czech Republic and had worked more than 8 years at the biggest piano company in Europe building new pianos and last couple years at the company restoring historical pianos. Outside of work, Martin loves Thai boxing and spends his time hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding in the beautiful Rockies.
Rudi has been with us over 11 years as a Journeyman Cabinetmaker and brings a wealth of experience to the table. Rudi started his woodworking career in 1985 in Germany after receiving his Cabinetmaking Diploma. In 2010 Rudi and his wife became permanent residents in Canada and settled in the Bow Valley. Since then he enjoys working for Canmore Woodcrafters and takes advantage of the abundance of activities this country and especially the Bow Valley has to offer. He likes to hike, bike and paddle in the summer and XC ski and snowboard in the winter.