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Join us for our Annual Western Region UWN Educational Event in California!

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm PDT


Join the Urban Wood Network in-person at The USRW Urban Wood Store in Olivehurst, California for an exciting day highlighting the value of marketing your urban wood story, discussion around what designers look for in wood products, an urban wood working contest with prizes, and more! Network with fellow urban wood players and invigorate the urban wood movement!

The event will kick off with an insightful session on Business Development, where industry leaders Like Josh Martin of Martin shapes and other seasoned professionals will share their strategies for fostering growth and success. Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to scale your business or an aspiring professional seeking guidance, this session promises to be a goldmine of knowledge. Meet with commercial and residential designers and discover what they are looking for in wood products, and how you can begin to sell your urban wood products into these markets.

Adding an element of excitement to the event is the Woodworking Contest. Woodworkers of all skill levels are invited to showcase their craftsmanship and compete for recognition. Whether you’re a seasoned wood artisan or a novice eager to explore the world of woodworking, this contest provides a platform to shine and connect with like-minded individuals.

Mark your calendars for April 13, 2024 and start making your travel arrangements now. The in-person experience promises a vibrant atmosphere filled with networking opportunities, and the chance to immerse yourself in the world of urban wood.

To participate in the contest portion sign up at the following link:https://forms.gle/C6dtKdV5psxeNcEy7

Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Happy Hour included.


Josh Martin

Martin Shapes

Josh Martin is a second-generation surfboard builder. He learned the craft from his father – legendary shaper Terry Martin, and continues to handcraft both wood and foam surfboards from his home-based workshop.

Josh chronicles his shaping process on Instagram where he features insightful tips along with striking visuals and is frequently seen working with urban wood. With an effortless, playful voice, Josh tells authentic stories for brand partners he is an ambassador to, Carhartt and Makita. 

Josh’s craftsman skills include other projects – he built a custom lightweight truck camper for his Tacoma. During a road trip to Baja California, an Instagram video featuring his camper garnered 12 million views.

A lifetime spent honing his skills, Josh is a true master craftsman – any day of the week he’s in the shaping room, covered in sweat and fresh shavings.


Jonathan Schwartz

Colfax Woodworking Teacher

Jonathan Schwartz is a dedicated educator and skilled craftsman with a passion for woodworking and tree care. By day, he imparts his knowledge and expertise as the woodshop instructor at Colfax High School, where he has nurtured young minds for three decades. Outside the classroom, Jonathan channels his love for the natural world into his weekend pursuit of tree work, specializing in the removal of dead and dying trees. This unique combination of professions seamlessly intertwines, as Jonathan transforms felled trees into usable lumber, which he then brings back to the high school to share with his students. With his guidance, students not only learn the art of woodworking but also gain an appreciation for sustainable practices and the beauty of locally sourced materials. Jonathan’s commitment to his craft is evident in every aspect of his life, as he exemplifies the fusion of education, craftsmanship, and environmental stewardship.


Jennifer Alger 

The Urban Wood Store and Far West Forest Products

Jennifer Alger is CEO of Far West Forest Products and manages Wood-Mizer California. For over 25 years she’s rescued downed urban trees diverting them from landfills and converting them to lumber. Jennifer is on the Board of Directors for the Urban Wood Network, and led a team to develop the first ever Urban Wood Standards and pathway for certification for Urban Wood Network members. She provides many tools that help store carbon in lumber, and co-founded AncesTREE™ inventory management app and Urban Lumber Market to help others do the same.


Chelsea and Phil Vaugh

Aderyn Studios

Phil Vaughn and Chelsea Brown founded Aderyn Studio in 2015. Building on Chelsea’s experience as an Interior Designer and Phil’s experience as a builder and woodworker, they have developed a recognizable aesthetic that highlights the organic beauty that is inherent within wood, all while promoting the use of local, sustainable materials including urban lumber. As Aderyn Studio has grown and evolved, they have created collaborative relationships with many architecture and interior design firms which has resulted in the creation of numerous unique, one-of-a-kind furniture commissions. When they’re not busy dreaming up new furniture designs you can find them playing with their young kids at their property in Sebastopol, where they will be building their forever home almost entirely from locally harvested and milled lumber.


Daniel Torres

Deadwood Revival Designs and Pacific Coast Lumber

Danny Torres Is the Co-Founder and CEO of Deadwood Revival Design (DRD) and co-owner of Pacific Coast Lumber. He cultivated his passion for salvaging trees while working as a wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service. Through his work at DRD, Danny has focused on strengthening the urban wood economy through education, workforce development and mentoring programs. He led the charge to organize and develop the first ever “Urban Lumber Drying Workshop” and is currently working on other specialized training for urban lumber professionals.

His mission is simple: to inspire, grow and support a diversified wood economy that centers around urban wood utilization.


April 13th at The Urban Wood Store:

1334 Melody Rd, Olivehurst CA 95961



Urban Wood Network West
1334 Melody Rd
Olivehurst, CA 95961 United States
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Save the Date for Our First UWN Western Region In-Person Event of the Year!

Join the Urban Wood Network in person at The USRW Urban Wood Store in Olivehurst for an exciting day highlighting the value of marketing your urban wood story, discussion around what designers look for in wood products, an urban woodworking contest with prizes, and more! Network with fellow urban wood players and invigorate the urban wood movement!

The event will kick off with an insightful session on Business Development, from guest speakers such as Josh Martin of Martin shapes, Chelsea and Phil Vaugh of Aderyn Design Studios and more!

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