Team Category: Instructor

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Alexandra Krippner

Alexandra is excited to immerse herself in conversations on design and making as she teacher Principles of Design at the Austin School of Furniture.

Khiem Nguyen

Khiem Nguyen

Khiem Nguyen started A&K Woodworking and Design specializing in small home goods and custom furniture and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with others.


Mark Love

With a passion for education, Mark Love cares about passing on his years of expertise in furniture making to the students at Austin School of Furniture and Design.

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Neil Griffith

Neil has years of experience in both CNC and professional training. He runs his own custom woodworking company and loves to educate those interested in learning the technical aspects of woodworking.

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Wayne Delyea

Wayne currently is a full-time furniture maker and owns and operates Wayne Delyea Furniture Maker a custom handmade furniture business near Granbury, Texas.

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Kris Burns

Kris Burns is a lifelong tinkerer and lover of trees and nature. He attended Concordia University to study environmental science and continued his education as a volunteer with Americorps. There he learned how to build houses from the ground up, after which, he became an instructor at American Youthworks, instructing at-risk youth in home building.…

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Mark Maček

Award-winning furniture maker and designer. Mark advises the Austin School of Furniture & Design on its furniture and design programs.

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Shota Yamaguchi

Striving to preserve traditional methods and techniques while keeping them relevant to modern times, Shota Yamaguchi teaches his students how to make beautiful minimalist-inspired custom furniture pieces.

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Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox creates one-of-kind bespoke furniture with curved accents, gorgeous inlays and complex joinery with hand tools and machinery. He is proud to pass on his passion for furniture making and hand tools to his students at the Austin School of Furniture and Design.

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David Heim

David Heim is the publisher and author of, “Sketchup Success for Woodworkers.” Having literally wrote the book on SketchUp he loves sharing his knowledge and experience of woodworking and design with students at the Austin School of Furniture and Design.