The saying that it takes a village is true. There were a numerous people who helped me get this project started and over the finish line. I would be remiss if I did not mention them. First and foremost, my lovely bride of nearly 40 years who not only supported the building of the studio but also my passion for glass for 25 years. My glass partner and dear friend Henry who has been steadfast, patient and fun. We push each other to continue learning and trying new techniques. As Henry likes to say…the first 100 are the hardest. To Lynn Caldwell who entertained a meeting with me when I called to ask if she would have an interest in a discussion about partnering on a glass studio. To Tom Mahaffey, the architect who helped get the plans developed and approved. To John Bliezner, Dan Winslow and Lear Keller who helped me build the building. To John Bliezner for his commitment and support in the final days leading to lighting the furnace! To Dan Caldwell that helped me learn how to weld and fabricate and who I still consult with today on all things metal. To Charlie Correll (who built my furnace) and recommended I learn CAD (SketchUp) to design and fabricate my equipment and who continues to help me understand how to take care of and maintain a glass studio (especially the furnace). Charlie is a wealth of knowledge and a treasured resource for me. And finally, to Lance Friedman who shared his passion for glass through his teaching and encouragement and who provided the inspiration for me to pursue this passion.