Jarrod has been working with wood professionally since 1996 and currently makes and sells his handcrafts online under the business name Woodspirit Handcraft and in select galleries. He teaches handcraft both nationally and internationally. His main focuses are woodturning using a foot powered lathe and carving spoons with axe and knife. He has studied and researched older work in museum archives in the United States, Sweden, and United Kingdom, which has been a very influential part of his inspiration as a craftsperson. Jarrod brings extensive knowledge of harvesting natural materials, the use of hand tools, and a deeper philosophical, historical, and pragmatic approach to handcrafts to his work and his workshops.