Our Team

The Woodworkers in Paradise Team is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who volunteer their time, resources and expertise to promote the art of woodworking in our community.
 
Our Team does NOT receive any compensation for their efforts!

Board & Comittee Chairs

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JimClementi

President/Technology/Mentor

Lifelong Hobbyist
Woodturner

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Tom Costello

Vice President Safety/Training/Mentor

Lifelong Hobbyist 
Custom Home Builder

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Denise Risoli

Secretary

Hobbyist

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David Gross

TREASURER/Mentor

Novice Woodworker

Finance

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Mike "MAQ" Maquet

Mentor/Safety Training

30 years
Construction and Finish work
Outdoor Projects: Steps, Decks

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Steve Temple

Equipment/Mentor

30 years Industrial Arts Teacher
8 years Exhibit Design & Construction  

Our Mentors

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Jim Arnold

Mentor/Equipment

Home Construction
Cabinet Maker

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Ken Benson

Mentor

Lifelong Hobbiest
Generalist
Wine Barrel Projects

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Mickey Cote

Mentor

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Sean Coyle

Mentor

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John Crosby

Mentor

30 years
Construction and Finish work
Outdoor Projects: Steps, Decks

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Mark "Straw" Cunningham

Mentor/Equipment

 30+Years Maintenance Mechanic 
Retired - U.S. Military Academy Carpenter Shop

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Joe Darby

MENTOR

Lifelong Hobbyist
Generalist

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Paul Deckman

Mentor/Training

Lifelong Hobbyist

Generalist - 18th Centruy Blacksmith

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Todd Erickson

Mentor

30 Years   High End
 Architectural Millwork Installation
NYC commercial and Residential

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Frank Fitzgerald

Mentor

45 years
Woodworker

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Terry Hooks

Mentor

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John Howaniec

Mentor

Lifelong hobbyist
Small Projects, Boxes, Chessboards

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Kevin Jaynes

MENTOR/Equipment

Lifelong Hobbyist
Generalist

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Tony Kenter

Mentor

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Ed Melillo

Mentor

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Mark Pendleton

MENTOR/SAFETY TRAINING

30 years
Industrial Education teacher
18 years - General contractor 

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Rory Perrodin 

MENTOR/Equipment


 
 

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Chip Risch

Mentor

Lifelong Hobbyist
Carpenter

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David Schaffer

Mentor

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Rick Smith

Mentor

Lifelong Hobbyist

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Russ Williamson

MENTOR

Life Long Hobbyist
 Habitat for Humanity
Construction Worker