Originally from Scranton, PA, Nick joined the Urban Lumber Co family in 2017 as our Creative Director just months after arriving to the west coast with art supplies and his Harley Davidson (aka “Beatrice”). Starting his career in Philadelphia, he worked on film crews for The Food Network, A&E, PBS, and Comcast. After several years of Art Direction, Nick opened Von Bruton Printshop, a media services business specializing in videography, graphic design, web design, illustrations, and screen printing. He has since consolidated those skills into Urban Lumber as the keeper of our brand on all platforms of physical and digital content. Outside of ULC, Nick is a full time motorcycle rider, constantly exploring, fishing and camping through the PNW. You may find him printmaking, painting, writing and performing music as Mime Tribes, as well as searching for the best Eggs Benedict that the city has to offer…
Favorite Children’s book?
- The Stinky Cheese Man
Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
- 5/8 bolt (involuntarily)
What’s your favorite word?
- Phenomenon. It’s fun to say plus it has an amazing meaning.
First album you’ve ever bought?
- Moby “Play”
Originally from White Lake, MI, Olivia has been our Project Manager since 2018. As a furniture geek and chair design enthusiast, she was a natural fit with Urban Lumber Company. While creating and designing all of the line drawings for our team of artisans, her attention to detail defines her specialty and truly raises the bar for other furniture designers. Olivia finds inspiration through traveling the country in her van, performing improv comedy, rock climbing, baking, and her pet bunny Moose. She can undoubtedly quote the movie Kung Pow - Enter the Fist word for word and her biggest pet peeve is a half open cabinet, so the hurt she could bring if you’re caught doing so may be unprecedented… (insert karate chop noises)
What idol would you like to dine with? What do you eat?
Sushi with Prince
What’s the best documentary you’ve seen?
Man On Wire
What’s your theme song when you walk into a room?
Law & Order Theme Song
Originally from Leon, Guanajuato, in Mexico, Fabian now resides in Springfield, OR with his wife and two daughters. Joining the Urban Lumber crew as our Sawyer in 2018, Fabian was no novice to heavy machinery. He worked many jobs cutting raw materials like leather, high quality meats, metal, and wood for fabrication projects in Mexico and Santa Cruz, CA. When he is not milling some of the largest slabs in the country, he enjoys being outdoors with his family, playing music, and mastering his skills in creating authentic Mexican cuisine.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Pizza or tacos?
-Technically pizza is an unfolded quesadilla so there’s no fight between the two since they are both Mexican food.