Greg Anderson is the founder of my Urban Workshop, and a lifelong woodworker. He got a very early start at his grandfather’s side and has been building and creating  ever since. His attention to detail and passion for woodworking are passed down to student and staff alike. After repeatedly hearing from friends and clients that they had a lack of work space, experience and tools, the idea for My Urban Workshop was born.  Greg is also a very lucky husband and the proud father of two young daughters who keep him on his toes.

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Andrew Dowd is a graduate of the Algonquin College Heritage Carpentry program in Perth.  He brings his experience from his time in the timber framing industry where he honed his fine joinery skills, only on a much larger scale. Andrew is a versatile woodworker, and is extremely dedicated to his work. 

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George Charlwood has been with the shop since it's opened, and is one of the friendly faces who will greet you when you arrive. He is a versatile woodworker who takes pride in making every piece the best it can be.  George has a passion for working with members to see their projects come to life; don't be shy to ask him a question about your project. He's also an accomplished coder and pool player who aspires to one day build his own custom pool cues. 

Derek Roach made his first piece of furniture more than 10 years ago in the arctic at the CFS Alert community carpentry shop. Since then he grew into an extremely accomplished woodworker and an incredible maker. His ability to learn and adapt to any situation was second to none. Derek was always eager to share his time and knowledge with anyone who came to MUW. His kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. He will always be a big part of the shop, and we miss him dearly. 

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