Born and raised in the Springfield, OR, Ryan is now raising three sons with his wife in the same Willamette Valley as he did. His skills of befriending every person he meets, plus their pets, makes Ryan an honorary mayor of the Eugene metropolitan area. After 11 years of cabinetry design and production, he sat with Seth as long time friends and discussed filling the position of Shop Foreman. His incredible abilities in crafting and problem solving make him a vital member of the Urban Lumber family and even transfer into his hobbies of lawn maintenance, personal construction, and tree pruning. It is easy to see the imagination of Ryan’s inner child shine through when he works on off kilter projects like giant pirate ships, 16 foot long couches, and Jeeps converted into barbecues. He hopes one day these experiences will gear him into the ultimate creative oddball job… being a master treehouse builder.
———————————————— What’s your theme song when you walk into a room?
“Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard
Coffee or tea?
What movie can you quote entirely?
What’s a word you can never spell correctly?
-I spell them all correctly. Every time. :)
- Woodworker -
- Showroom Manager -
- Metal Fabricator -
PAUL SAN FILIPPO
Originally from Cary, IL, right outside of Chicago, Paul started woodworking for Urban Lumber Co in 2014 after helping Seth move furniture around the shop. The interest in woodworking grew and quickly turned into a full time job. As our Master Inlay Specialist, his favorite projects to work on are charismatic dining room tables, bedroom sets, or projects that stay local. Outside of woodworking, Paul now owns San Filippo Barbecue focusing on Texas-style smoked Briskets, ribs, sausages with southern comfort sides. If you don’t see him stoking his smoker, you can find him relaxing down by the river with his girlfriend, hiking, camping, running, or cycling.
——————- You’re moving into the middle of the forrest, what 3 things do you take?
My cat, gun, and girlfriend (not in that order)
What’s a brand new skill you’d like to master?
Play the piano
What’s a piece of technology that should go back to the good ol’ days?