Ken Noel is the Chief Shaping Officer of Shaping Grain Woodworking, LLC and enjoys this as an artistic diversion from a career in Information Technology.
Born and raised in Richmond, Vermont Ken spent a lot of time in the woods. Woodworking was limited to making forts and skateboard ramps. After graduating with a Business Degree from UVM, Ken started a desk job for a fortune 100 company in Portsmouth, NH. Shortly after he married Karen and bought a house. Now with two wonderful children, life is busy.
Woodworking was born from being young and without a lot of money so items needed to be made. First it was construction of rooms and picture frames and soon grew into cutting boards and larger treasures such as the cherry lingerie chest for his beautiful bride. From there he started making trivets and cutting boards as gifts for employees and friends.
After inspiration from a friend who runs a local business development non-profit, Shaping Grain Woodworking, LLC incorporated in January of 2016. The adventure is really starting to speed up and is a great diversion from corporate email 10 hour days behind a desk. The positive responses from customers and friends moves me to work even harder at this and grow.