Denny has a biology degree with an emphasis on environmental analysis from Bemidji State University, a minor degree in English and he worked for Crow Wing County as its Planning and Zoning administrator for many years. Myers got into woodworking while attending a New Mexico middle school. Myers then went to the Central Minnesota Wood Expo in St. Cloud. He watched a woodworker do wood turning on a lathe and he was hooked.
“There are three disciplines in my current field,” Myers said. “First is furniture making. I started with furniture when I got into working with wood. I lean toward the Shaker style, simple lines with no embellishments. The second discipline is wood turning, which I have been doing for several years. The third is wood carving. I am just beginning to teach myself that discipline by embellishing bowls and furniture with my own designs.”