Michael began his journey as a wood worker helping out in his father's wood shop. Years later during Michael's time in New York City as a set-builder of window displays for Urban Outfitters (and as a life-long rock'n'roll bassist) personal and small business requests for custom furniture started rolling-in. Michael opened up shop, creating modern and intricate wood cutting boards. The boards are so special in fact, some customers worry: Are they too beautiful for cutting on? As Michael says, the first cut is always the hardest.