Meet The Crew

The Eco Woodworks crew is a dedicated group who share in the company’s core values. From design to production, finish to installation, our team works together to create pieces that reflect the best of us.
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Dave King

Eco Woodworks Founder

I founded Eco Woodworks because I wanted to build a place where like minded passionate & skilled craftsmen could dedicate themselves & their skills to sustainable building practices.

Though some would label me a boss, I like to think of myself more as a leader. Over the years I have worked side by side with my crew members to design & create an array of custom pieces that have exceeded client expectations. 

I believe we are caretakers of the planet & each other. My goal in life is to contribute to that by providing a work environment where people can grow & develop their craft & where I can practice sustainability while utilizing that same craft. Pursuing these goals is where a lot of my personal joy & fulfillment come from.

Outside of Eco Woodworks, I'm a member of the Cherokee tribe, a partner to the most beautiful woman I know, & a father to two wonderful boys. Having a family is one of the greatest privileges in my life.
 

Devin Markoff

In Shop Lead

I was a tree faller for a few seasons, worked in wood mills for a few years, & I’ve been at Eco Woodworks for over ten years now. Taking that particular path was a really great experience, because it gave me the opportunity to be a part of all aspects of the woodworking process.

 

I joined Eco Woodworks in particular because of their emphasis on restoration. I had started working on older buildings in early life, & always wanted to keep that up. Being able to preserve old homes & maintain the craftsmanship of our people are the best parts of working here. I love curating here and for our customers. 

I was born & raised in Morton Washington. I have one kid daughter & four other not-my-kids who I love as if they were my own. I have a cat named disco, and a lot of chickens. My ultimate goal in life is to be happy, & I work towards that goal by feeding my family organic home grown food, using less plastic, leaving a trail of beauty behind me, & doing my best to raise a great daughter. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, creating stained glass, woodworking, living off the grid, & sitting in hot water- or hot tubbing as most people call it.
 

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Ian Thompson

On Site Lead

I grew up in the Boston Harbor area where I spent my time building log forts, fires, & growing a relationship with the forest that has persisted into every aspect of my adult life.

While I was in high school, I expanded my life skill set by working on the Cannery Ranch in Boston Harbor, learning many of the bases of knowledge for the trades & my growing love for gardening, farming, & woodwork. I was able to operate a wood mill while at the farm, & did many small projects while growing up there. I now live out on Woodard Bay Creek in my recently completed tiny house, tending to my growing vegetable garden & the forest there.

My interest in woodworking grew into a passion during my year break between high school & college working on trails in the Hoh Rainforest. I have always been enamored with the abundance & beauty of our forests & mountains in Washington, but that year cemented my pathway of working with wood for good. During that time I became familiar with traditional methods of building, using material directly from the land! I have rarely experienced something more gratifying. To be able to respect the life of the trees, & use them to make something lasting, beautiful, & functional is truly an honor, & also the core ethos of Eco Woodworks!


I've been a part of the team since mid-2016, which has given me the opportunity to be apart of crazy projects-with many more soon to come!

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Carolyn Beers

Digital Drafter

I’ve been working in the construction industry for over 35 years. I originally started as an accountant, where I performed job cost & budgeting analysis. I’ve worked side by side with multiple types of subcontractors some of which include general contracting, finish carpentry, electrical work, cement based work, & cabinetry work. 

During that time, I realized I wanted to have more of a role within the building process itself. So six years ago, I became a 3-D digital drafter. This allowed me to assist with clientele by creating a visual piece of the end product, & allowed me to assist in the build itself by creating a working set of construction drawings.

 

Since joining Eco Woodworks, I’ve been able to apply all these lived experiences each day, & watch my designs become a reality. Few jobs are as satisfying as that.

Since I’m always plugged into some device or another at work, in my free time I emphasize unplugging entirely. Typically, I do that through hiking, scuba diving, backpacking, and gardening. 
 

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Kollee King

Shop & On-Site Assistant

I grew up in the shop. My Dad’s the Founder, & over the years that’s allowed me to make a lot of different things for myself & the people I care about. When I was a kid I would make wooden swords. Since then I’ve made dining tables, coffee tables, furniture, & worked on houses. I’ve always been really proud of the work I do, & I try to make it the best possible.

 

But while I’ve made a lot of things through the shop, I wasn’t officially working full time for Eco Woodworks until I graduated from the University of Washington in Spring of 2020. I really like being a part of the crew. It’s a lot of good experience that I hope to be able to utilize to one day open my own furniture shop. 

Outside of woodworking, I like to make art through photography & play video games. I grew up in Tumwater, but I’ve travelled as far as Germany & Canada. My fiance & I have two great cats, Evie & Casper. If she asks, I'd like to keep it that way. Dogs are a lot more work. 
 

Alicia Barrientes

Administration & Apprentice