Welcome to the Faculty! Matt Wajda CF ’01
We are proud to announce that long-time NBSS Continuing Education Instructor Matt Wajda will join the Cabinet & Furniture Making program faculty this September. He will be on site three days a week and takes over the role from Alex Krutsky CF ’81, who recently retired.
Matt began teaching others while still a student, working as an Assistant in the School’s Continuing Education Department. He soon moved onto teaching short term woodworking courses at NBSS, and for the last few years has been among the pool of regular guest lecturers in the Cabinet & Furniture Making program.
In addition, Matt taught machine maintenance to the Preservation Carpentry and Carpentry students, machine safety to the Locksmithing & Security Technology students, and an Advanced Techniques course for students of the Furniture Design Certificate program. Matt has also served as an instructor at The Windsor Institute and Penland School of Craft.
Matt is active within both local and farther flung ventures. He’s a long-time member of the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers, and in 2015, Matt traveled to Guatemala to teach local woodworkers sustainable furniture making practices. In 2001, Matt founded River City Woodworking, which produces high-end furnishings and millwork for residential and commercial clients. He will continue overseeing this successful enterprise while in his new role at NBSS.
Want to know more about Matt? Read this article featuring him in 2005.