So,who is this guy?
Born in 1965 in Rhode Island,
Gerry Russo has lived much of his life in New England. At university,
his studies included English and Italian literature, linguistics, and
Italian language. In 1997 he received a Ph.D. in Italian applied
the University of Toronto.
Although he pursued an academic career for
several years, Gerry discovered his
passion for woodworking in 1995 while teaching at Dartmouth College in
Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth's woodshop is open to both students
and faculty and he quickly found himself in an informal apprenticeship
under the guidance of the shop's operators Greg
Elder and Dudley P. Whitney.
was at Dartmouth that he learned to appreciate the simplicity of the
tradition and got hooked on working with cherry, maple and birch, woods
native to New
Gerry moved from Vermont to Edmonton in
1999 with his family. This move was the
catalyst for launching a new career and establishing the shop.