Hi! My name is Marshall R. McCormick, and you can call me Ross.
My education and career experience are in Electronics Engineering Technology. But that’s enough about WORK – let’s talk about the FUN stuff!
I was blessed to have all my grandparents with me well into adulthood. My parents are with me still. A strong and encouraging family has been critical to my development as a human being.
I have a passion for woodworking, and making things that are useful and pleasant to look upon, no matter what materials are used. In that regard, I was influenced at an early age, by my Dad, and both of my Grandfathers.
Dad, an artist and illustrator, provided me with a bit of knowledge in the graphic design and fine art fields. While I will never be as skilled as he is, I did at least learn to create perspective drawings, and to appreciate the beauty in design. You can learn more about him at Joe McCormick Country.
My paternal grandfather had a wide range of experience, being at various times a city bus driver, a professional photographer, and a pilot. As far back as I can remember, he was a tinkerer and gadget lover. Retired before I was born, his favorite pastimes were flea markets and CB radio conversations.
My maternal grandfather was a carpenter / builder, with a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility. Along with Dad, he taught me to always do my best at whatever I was about, and be practical in all things. All my grandparents lived through the Great Depression, and both grandfathers served in World War II. The habits they developed while living through poor and difficult times were passed on to me in the desire to make useful objects of things others might consider unusable.
For more than 30 years, I have enjoyed the love and support of my wonderful wife. Her encouragement led me to pursue my dreams. She is my best critic, without whom I would have spent a great deal of time building things no one would want in their homes.
Over the past few years, I have spent more and more time increasing my knowledge, and attempting to share it with my own son. The time we spend working together is absolutely priceless.