Meet  our volunteer Board…

Here is your Board!  Come talk with “your” Board, share your ideas!  We would like to get to know you and your wood turning tips and tricks!


Jim McCleary

Jeff Kustach

David Slocum

Richard Ivy
Enjoy turning: bowls, vases, peppermills, pizza cutters
Favorite wood: mesquite, olive
Hobbies: wood turning, golf, yard
Turning: 5 years
About: Retired military and civil service
Enjoy turning: bowls and plattersFavorite wood: Olive
Hobbies: wood turning, gardening, hiking and camping
Turning: 10 years
About:My wife, Kim, and I have been married for 14 years and have 3 children. I am a Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Northrop Grumman in Chandler. I bought my first lathe in 2009 and I knew nothing about woodturning so I watched a lot of Youtube and read some books to get started. When I made my first bowl I was immediately hooked and have focused primarily on woodturing ever since. My shop is in my garage and centered around my big beautiful Vicmarc VL300.
Enjoy turning: Finials and plates, still struggling with bowls
Favorite wood: Acacia and Mesquite
Hobbies: I like to make furniture and repair things that are broken.
Turning: 3 years
About: I work for an aerospace company in material planning. Looking forward to retiring so I can travel.
Enjoy turning:bowls, boxes, plates, yard bowls, pens, etc.
Favorite wood: I see all wood as a challenge to let out its beauty. I have done cherry, magnolia, pecan, walnut, olive, spalted oak, local woods and several I never identified. All beautiful!
Hobbies: architecture for churches and Native Americans.
Turning: 6 years
About: Born in New Mexico, Army Brat. Architect. Love to travel anywhere. Moved to Arizona to work with Native Americans five years ago.


Dale Guilford

Richard January

Brian Lensink

Brian Mason
Enjoy turning: bowls and hollow forms
Favorite wood: Acacia
Hobbies: Hiking, woodturning
Turning: First turning project was a bowling pin lamp in 7th grade.
About: Retired after 42 yr. career in power electronics. Born, raised in Western New York, having lived in NC, FL, and UT.
Enjoy turning: bowls and pens
Favorite wood: Mesquite, Sissoo, looking for others
Wood Turning, Photography
Turning: Pens about 5 years, bowls, etc. 3 years
About: Retired engineer; originally a New Englander
Enjoy turning: Bowls, vessels, sculptural pieces, mobile both traditional turning and segmented.
Favorite wood: I like all woods for it depends on the design and look more than the type of wood.
Hobbies: I like to continue the learning process for there are many aspects to wood turning that still need to be explored and tried.
Turning: 6 years
About: I was educated to be an industrial arts teacher but ended up having a 40 year career as director of developmental disability services in Arizona, Colorado and Connecticut.
Enjoy turning: Bowls, boxes and ornaments
Favorite wood: Olive and Claro Walnut
Hobbies:Obviously woodturning and this turning club. I also enjoy hunting, fishing and gardening.
Turning: 14 years
About:I am an Engineer working in transit construction.

Linda Peterson
Board Appointed

Pete Beschenbossel
Board Appointed

Pat Jones
Enjoy turning: small bowls
Favorite wood: At this early stage I don’t have a favorite wood.
Hobbies: I am also a painter and love combining the two art forms.
Turning: 3 years
About: I currently belong to the Sonoran Arts League and have shown my paintings locally. I hope to to show my painted vessels through various galleries in the future.
I am a former RN retired since 2010. I am also a widow since losing my husband in 2013. Arizona has been my new home since 2018 and love it.
Enjoy turning: Vases, bowls, platters, segmented and inlaid vessels
Favorite wood: Olive, sissoo, mesquite and a wide variety of exotic hardwoods.
Hobbies: enjoy creating new methods to minimize the need for acquiring expensive equipment and reducing space requirements for such.
Turning: 10 years
About: Retired engineer. My first woodturning project was in 1957 when I made a Duncan Phyfe end table from solid mahogany using a roughing gouge, skew chisel, and a blunt-nosed scraper. Although I worked on various creations in wood throughout the years, I concentrated on turning during the past ten years.

Hobbies: computers, crafting, swimming, travel
Turning: 0 years
Husband is turner!
About: At age 50 went back to college to learn web design. Semi-retired. Affordable web design for small businesses is my challenge.


Also a big thank you to our Photographer – Richard January – for all his work on taking superb pictures and organizing the photo gallery.


Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

Please note that the former club bylaws and member bylaws were combined into a single document when the updated versions were passed by the Board of Directors on 1/12/2012. The Articles of Incorporation were not changed.


Articles of incorporation – original, 8/24/2004

Previous Version: Club Bylaws updated 1/12/2012

Previous Version:  Club Bylaws – original, 8/24/04

Previous Version: Member Bylaws – original, 8/24/04