Mike Schloff founded Maplewoodshop in 2016 to help children develop lifeskills such as creativity, grit, teamwork, and problem solving by doing woodworking with hand tools. Mike has been doing woodworking for 15 years since he moved into his home and needed to tackle repairs. He invented the workstation that Maplewoodshop uses after building several generations of woodworking tables and fixtures for teaching children and adults. He is a lifelong tinkerer and still teaches locally to try out new lesson plans. Prior to Maplewoodshop, Mike was a pioneer in the Internet space, helping people and companies take advantage of this new medium since 1995. In his spare time, Mike likes to work with local wind fall trees making tables, benches and all sorts of creations that let the natural grain and forms determine the design of the finished project.