Board of The Krenov Foundation
Ron Hock: President
Ron Hock is the owner of Hock Tools, manufacturers of blades for woodworking tools since 1982, the year he met James Krenov. Ron had been designing and hand-crafting kitchen and hunting knives but his career changed course when JK and his students asked him to make blades for their wooden hand planes. It’s been woodworking tools ever since. Ron is known to say that, “Jim Krenov was responsible for the careers of many woodworkers, but maybe just one metalworker. I am forever grateful.”
Win Bowen: Secretary
Retired after 21 years with Pacific Bell, Winston and his wife Becky moved to the north coast in 2003. He has long been involved with non-profits, serving 18 years on the board of Friends of the Observatory (Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles), five years as president and helped lead a major renovation and expansion of this iconic building. He recently served nine years on the board of the Mendocino Land Trust, six years as president and 4 1/2 as acting executive director. He graduated from the Fine Woodworking program at College of the Redwoods in 2007, and in his spare time builds furniture in his shop in Caspar.
Taimi Barty: Treasurer
Laura is an Irish furniture designer and maker, now living in Caspar CA. Since 2011 she has been the Program Director of the Fine Woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg CA. She makes furniture with her partner Rebecca Yaffe, under the name Yaffe Mays.
Tina is the younger daughter of James Krenov. She was born and raised in Sweden, joining the family in Fort Bragg in 1984. Tina has been a teacher in the Fort Bragg Unified School District since 1996, and is currently the Site Coordinator of Services for English Learners at the Fort Bragg Elementary Schools. Tina cherishes the opportunity to contribute to JK'S continued influence on the fine woodworking community through The Krenov Foundation, as well as the ability to remain close to the people who continue to make beautiful fine furniture with awakened hands.