I spend a lot of my time selling and marketing but it is the searching, digging, discovering, and acquiring that draws me to my profession. I love the architectural salvage, dusty chandeliers, apothecary jars, old crocks and mining tools that you can discover while stepping into an unused nineteenth century barn, descending into the basement of a neglected old house. Prying open the cobweb-sealed lid of a steamer trunk shoved in the eaves of an attic, these are my frontiers. We find ourselves in fast paced lives and I cannot breathe without surrounding myself with artifacts of beauty from a simpler time. It anchors me and calms me.