Kyle Baumgardner

Photo of a timber framer, Kyle Baumgardner

Kyle grew up a stone’s throw from Canada, in Buffalo, NY. As as result, he spent his formative years eating chicken wings, shoveling snow, and playing hockey on any sheet of ice he could find. He didn’t know it at the time, but the skills he developed to maintain a sharp edge on his ice skates would prove most useful for keeping his framing chisels in tiptop condition.

After acquiring a B.S. in Criminal Justice from SUNY Buffalo, Kyle joined the National Civilian Community Corps for a year of volunteer community service. There, he discovered his love for building and carpentry while working on projects with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, post Hurricane Katrina.

Ultimately, the lack of ice and snow chased Kyle back to the Northeast where he obtained a carpentry internship at Farm & Wilderness in Plymouth, VT. He helped build cabins, playgrounds, and even an octagonal shower house, but it was participating in his first timber frame barn raising that really sparked his interest in the craft.

Kyle moved to the Upper Valley in early 2018. He’s excited to develop his skills alongside the talented folks at TimberHomes.