Avery is a lover of craft work, playing chess and reading, and the outdoors, and he loves to combine these things whenever possible. He has been visiting the North Shore and the surrounding wilderness for his entire life, and has developed a special connection to NHFS as a student and a volunteer. Avery has practiced various fiber arts and woodworking specifically, but his newest passion and focus is leather-craft. He is very comfortable using knives of different sorts and enjoys helping others to learn safe and useful knife skills. His favorite woodshop tool is the spokeshave and he can deftly create a large pile of shavings on request. While in Grand Marias, his love of wood-fired pizza and skipping rocks on the harbor is nearly the only thing that will coax him from the wood shop.