Some of my first experiences woodworking were as a teenager on a construction crew in Mississippi. My first sculpture professor at Meridian Community College would teach me welding while I helped assemble his large steel abstractions. Later, I studied sculpture at Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN from 1997-2000 with a focus on wood and steel. In 2000, I moved to the NW to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Townsend, WA.
Summertime, 2002, I started working on my own in Seattle, WA. Home remodeling, boat restoration, and furniture construction filled my schedule.
In 2006, I started woodworking in Portland, OR., focusing on one-off studio furniture from local NW hardwoods.
Currently, Minor-Lee produces a one-off design furniture that is made to last generations utilizing full joinery for both function and aesthetic.