Shawn K.

Carpenter Apprentice

For about 2 years before starting at Gardner, I gained experience with steel framing, drywall and finish work.  I originally learned about the trades from a friend and instantly became interested in working with my hands to build things, turning nothing into something.  I find it extremely rewarding to see empty rooms turn into offices, living spaces, shopping centers, or restaurants. 

I am originally from Seattle, Washington but moved to St.Paul when I was 14. In my spare time, time I enjoy spending time with my family. My 2 year old son and two dogs keep me busy 24/7. I also enjoy playing sports with my family and friends.

Favorite Tool:

The speed square.

Little Known Facts:

I have two Shih Tzus 

I graduated in 2011 from Tartan High School 

I have 8 siblings – 2 sisters and 6 brothers.