Mike Siemsen is a lifelong woodworker. During his career, he has run his own cabinet and furniture shop, worked as a house carpenter, a restoration furniture maker on 18th century American furniture, and in millwork and fixture shops. Mike holds a B.S. in industrial education. He is the chapter secretary for The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and a member of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild. He currently runs his own woodworking shop and teaches classes at Mike Siemsen's School of Woodworking.