MORESUN has been fortunate to hire experienced and talented individuals
who are dedicated, hardworking, and focused on details.
Owner / Designer / Timber Framer / Sales
Stephen came from a broad background in woodworking that included furniture making, cabinetry, timber frame construction, and residential carpentry. With a passion for woodworking and experience working for others, Stephen went into business for himself. He wears many hats: boss, designer, timber framer, sawyer, errand boy, and self-promoter. Stephen was introduced to timber framing in a job working with a team of Belgian draft horses and a portable sawmill.
Being a business owner means Stephen is never really "off' work these days. But he does make time for enjoying the outdoors with his wife, Chanda, and three daughters, Katelynn, Marenn, and Lorinn. Spending time on the Chattooga River and hunting are other favorite activities.
Head Timber Framer / Workshop Manager / Designer
Ben is a long-time woodworker with tremendously varied experience. He began his journey with theatrical carpentry, building sets and props for the University of Mississippi. After graduation, Ben turned his interest toward home building. Involvement in every aspect of residential carpentry led Ben to timber framing. He considers this time honored craft to be the ultimate embodiment of beauty, strength, and tradition in woodworking.
Outside of work, Ben stays busy with his wife, Beth, and their three kids. Their home showcases beautiful custom furniture he makes in his spare time. Ben and Beth are a musical couple and can be heard performing around towns in Northeast Georgia. Ben is an avid kayaker and motorcyclist.
A native of central Florida, Ethan moved to the Upstate in 2001 to begin raft guiding on the Chattooga River. After 15 years of being broke, he joined the MoreSun team and said he can better afford things now!
Ethan enjoys fishing, boating, hiking and being at the river. He and his wife Kelly are having fun with their Golden Retriever, Milly, and are the proud parents of Owen, born in November, 2018.
J is from Charleston, SC and attended the American College of the Building Arts. Originally interested in fine furniture, a friend in the timber framing program converted him and we're the beneficiary!
J is a multifaceted musician and an avid rock climber. Now that he's settled down in Long Creek we've introduced him to boating and the Chattooga River.
Jed joined the MoreSun team in May 2018. A native of Murfeesboro, TN, Jed worked for a general contractor and at a sawmill in high school. The Chattooga River lured him to Long Creek and he began raft guiding at Southeastern Expeditions where he met MoreSun team members Jeremy and Ethan.
Timber framing sounded interesting and Jed quickly picked up the necessary skills. He enjoys kayaking and spending time outdoors, which means he fits right in with the rest of the crew. Jed and his wife, Emily, and their dogs, Dixie and Jasper, are happy to be making Long Creek their home.
Nick grew up in Maryland, then spent six years in the Navy working on submarines. He picked up woodworking as a hobby, and began working in construction after leaving the Navy.
Working at MoreSun was Nick's first introduction to timber framing, but he quickly became a valued member of the team. Nick lives across the river in Georgia, and we'll be getting him on the river this summer!
Sage is originally from nearby Toccoa, Georgia. She has worked in whitewater programs, construction, and most recently in a cabinet shop. Recruited for us by Jed while boating together on the Chattooga River, Sage was ready for something new and knew timber framing would be interesting.
An experienced boater and climber, Sage also enjoys motorcycle riding.
Born in Russia, Dolen grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. As a teenager Dolen watched a lot of timber framing videos, and the interest was sparked!
Dolen started his carpentry journey in cabinet work, then moved on to other things and started his own business. He may have been new to timber framing, but Dolen's work habits and enthusiasm have him fitting right in at MoreSun.
In his spare time Dolen hikes, kayaks, mountain bikes, rides his motorcycle and hangs out with all his animals.
Skyler grew up in Mississippi and worked mostly in restaurants. A friend of a friend worked at Wildwater and the Chattooga River enticed another future timber framer to Long Creek!
Driving by the MoreSun shop while working as a raft guide sparked Skyler's interest in timber framing. He then worked as a youth mentor at a local therapeutic boarding school and now he's an excellent addition to our team.
In his spare time, Skyler plays bass guitar, goes rafting, is picking up kayaking and enjoys hanging out with friends.
Office Manager / Website & Marketing
Carol has been managing offices and keeping books since college. She was the MoreSun bookkeeper from almost our first day in business. Now she is our full-time Office & Marketing Manager; keeping the books, working on the MoreSun website, writing newsletters, and getting us into the world of social media.
Carol lives right down the road from the office with her husband Sean and their two dogs. She enjoys hanging out at and on the river, creating art, walking in the woods, and swimming.
Not afraid of tight spaces, Jasper goes where ever Jasper wants (as long as his lead is long enough.) In charge of all tail wagging duties, as well as crumb clean up, holding the position of head dog is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. Jasper's most important job though is bringing Jed to work.
Meet our past interns from the American College of the Building Arts
The Crew isn't all work and no fun. We fit in skiing and rafting trips whenever we can!
Timber frame team (past & present): Rob, Ethan, Jeremy, Daniel, Carol, Stephen, Ben (son Abe), Bruce & Carlton
Timber frame team, spouses & friends
Ethan, Stephen and Jed - Bull Sluice Rapid on the Wild &Scenic Chattooga River