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 is on the Chattooga River as often as possible.
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 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 Retrieve, Milly, and are the proud new parents of Owen, born in November, 2018.
Jeremy grew up in nearby Pickens County, SC. He worked in his family's business doing earthwork and site preparation while attending Fruitland Bible Academy. Jeremy and Stephen met while working as raft guides on the Chattooga River. In 2008 Jeremy joined the MoreSun team, and just returned after a year in WV. We hope he's back for a long time!
Jeremy enjoys paddling a canoe, teaching the Bible, coffee, rocks, and Clemson Tiger football. His favorite part of timber framing is the raisings - working high off the ground. Jeremy and his wife Jenny live across the river in Georgia.
Jason joined the MoreSun team in May 2018. A native of Murfeesboro, TN, Jason 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 Jeremy and Ethan.
Timber framing sounded interesting and Jason is quickly learning new skills. He enjoys kayaking and spending time outdoors, which means he fits right in with the rest of the crew. Jason and his wife, Emily, and their dog, Dixie, 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 is Nick's first introduction to timber framing, but he quickly has become a valued member of the team. Nick lives across the river in Georgia, and we'll be getting him on the river this summer!
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. A recent find of a treasure trove of project pictures will keep Carol happy for months. She says the world is divided into people who love Excel and people who hate it, and she's definitely on the love list!
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.
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