Hawk Circle Executive Director
Rick's passion for timber framing began when he discovered the incredible difference living and using these historical and traditional spaces provided over modern buildings.
He studied and practiced his skills through working with Craig Boynton, from Hinsdale, MA, through the linneage of Jack Sobon, using square rule and the Historical American Joinery aesthetic found throughout the New England and New York area.
His favorite wood to cut is white oak, but he wishes it wasn't so incredibly heavy!
Our team is comprised of Ricardo Sierra as the original timber framing specialist.
He is joined by a changing crew of willing, active learners who are part of our Hawk Circle Timber Frame Apprenticeship Program, who stay for three months or more and learn to cut, carve and shape beams and use hand tools.
These young people help keep the ancient craft of timber framing alive and well, both for their own home building aspirations as well as for others in the communities they eventually reside.