Mike Loeffler is a green wood worker based in Minneapolis. Green wood refers to the material, which is fresh/ wet, often in whole log form, and has certain characteristics that make it suitable for particular hand crafts. Inspired by his last name (an occupational name given to spoon carvers), Mike began his explorations in woodworking with spoons. He has studied with, and alongside carvers from all over the globe and believes in promoting the use and appreciation of everyday wooden objects made with local materials. Mike has also taught classes at number of regional institutions including North House Folk School, Milan Village Art School, and St. Olaf.