LUKE BONANG // OWNER AND BUILDER
Luke Bonang grew up in the mountains of southern Vermont where he became naturally familiar working with his hands at a young age under the tutelage of his father, a carpenter. Luke graduated from the University of Vermont in 2003 and pursued his passion for snow sports by moving to Mammoth Lakes, California and traveling globally. Upon returning to the Green Mountains in 2007, his affinity for making things with his hands led him to working with stone.
Luke’s stonework displays a distinctive blend of function and art that gives a sense of belonging to the landscape. He believes that the energy put into building with stone will be reflected in long lasting beauty and rustic sophistication. Luke is dedicated to perfecting his trade in building with stone, and he has earned his initial craftsman certification from the Dry Stone Wall Association of Great Britain.
Luke lives in Weston, Vermont with his lovely wife Michelle and three children Henry, Luke, and Livvy.
TYLER EMOND // BUILDER
Tyler aka “The Muscle” is another Southern Vermont native who has spent much of his life immerced in the outdoors. He pursued a career in professional snowboarding after high school, which took him around the world, and eventually back to his roots in the Green Mountains. While getting his bachelors degree in business from the University of Vermont, he spent his summers learning and building from long time friend and mentor Luke Bonang. “6 years later, there is still no greater craft than working with your hands, and seeing what you have created from the stones you have pulled from the earth” -Tyler. Tyler still spends his winters on a snowboard helping run the amateur ski/snowboard competition series, as well as operates his own snow surf company, Thrashin Snow Surfs.
NOAH SHEPARD // BUILDER
Noah comes from the coast of Maine and has been working in the the dirt and stone business for the past nine years. He spends his winters on the mountain and has been a ski patroller at Okemo for 10 years. Noah is married to his beautiful wife Jen and has two boys, Sawyer and Thatcher. Outside of stonework and family life, his passions lie in cooking, music, gardening, and skiing. Noah went to college for fine arts/art history.