Meet Mr. BookI was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. I am a 1990 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and a 1995 graduate of Penn State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with a concentration in sculpture and a minor in Business.
After completing my studies at Penn State, I moved to San Jose, California where I worked for a graphic design company designing and manufacturing signs. Three years later I moved back to PA where I worked as a custom woodworker in a small furniture company for the next 8 years. During that time, I decided to return to school and take classes at Millersville University to earn my teaching certification in Art Education, which I completed in the spring of 2006. I served as the Middle School and High School Art Teacher from the fall of 2006 to the spring of 2014. Since 2014, I have been teaching onely high school art class
In 2015 I earned my Masters in Art Education at Messiah College. During that time I was exposed to barrel firing pottery. Over the last several years I have explored this firing technique more on my own and have created my own business named Vessels of Light. I use this alternative firing technique in creating unique LED lamps. I have been selling these pieces at various art shows around the central Pennsylvania area. You can see my lamp creations at vesselsoflightbytedbook on Facebook or at vesselsoflight.net.My wife Gina and I have been married since July 2003 and reside in Millersburg with our sons Kyle and Kadin and our daughter Kenna. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and games. I also enjoy working with many different types of media in creating my own art.Some pictures of my family!