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Mark Whitcomb

Born in North Tonawanda, New York, Mark Whitcomb has been a lifelong woodworker. He started in carpentry and eventually gravitated toward milling and cabinetry. Mark worked for the Buffalo Board of Education for 14 years as the district’s cabinetmaker and focused on custom cabinets, furniture, and repairs. While living and working in Buffalo, Mark met Todd Parmington, the owner of Vintage Canoe Works, a company that builds and restores vintage canoes and Adirondack guideboats. Intrigued by the shape and details of boats, Mark took classes here at WoodenBoat School with Geoff Burke and Greg Rössel to become more familiar with traditional wooden boat construction and design. Returning home, he soon joined the crew at Vintage Canoe Works. These days, Mark is a self-employed woodworker and furniture maker and continues to subcontract work for the canoe company. When not making wood shavings, Mark also enjoys gardening, camping, canoeing, fishing, and cycling