Mr. Poisson hails from the Northeast where he was trained in fine arts and mechanical engineering. He worked as a design engineer in Brooklyn, NY before taking a nine-month hiatus to explore the country by motorcycle, eventually moving west permanently in 2016. Landing initially in Los Angeles, Mr. Poisson spent his time in LA reviving his personal artistic practice and working in set design and construction.
Having worked with children at summer camps since high school, just this past summer Mr. Poisson returned to his role as Counselor, leading backpacking trips in the Tetons. He appreciates the often-times unapologetic individuality of children and is excited to see how that transfers to his students’ woodworking.
Mr. Poisson holds a BA in studio art from Wesleyan University and a BS in mechanical engineering from Columbia University. In his free time, you might find him trying to make use of the two — tinkering, building, drawing, and making artwork. Otherwise, Mr. Poisson enjoys spending time outside, hiking, cycling, meditating and appreciating the natural beauty in and around Reno.