The end result of our company’s story is bringing out the distinct beauty in wood to complement and protect cherished mementos...
...but, it started with our owner's passionate hobby with woodworking, arising from his days as a kid, tinkering with the tools and bits of wood in his grandfather’s garage. That lifelong interest shaped his newly directed talent in 1998 when he began to craft custom shadowbox frames for his own sports memorabilia collection – and some did escape, literally outside of the confines of the frame. After seeing his collection come to life, several friends asked for frames of their own to uniquely hold their own cherished possessions. Soon after, many others became customers and Frame Escape was born.
Sky’s care and respect for wood and wood crafting was noted in all he touched, designed, cut, honed, and detailed. While the initial business was growing, Sky did some of his own life maneuvering. He followed other passions as he earned a law degree, adopted a rescue dog, married, became a step-dad to three children, moved to Ohio, and obtained a masters in operations and a lean six sigma black belt. He now runs his one-of-a-kind shadowbox framing business while consulting with start-up companies and volunteering with various non-profit organizations.
As he polished his personal path, the wood products he continued to create manifested their own distinctive beauty. His craftsmanship was continuously evident and his love for it undeniable. His yearning to think of ideas and work “outside the box” was ever-present.
Recognizing that Frame Escape had developed into something greater than one person could manage alone, Sky turned to the support of his wife, Jennifer, who began to handle the office operations with the same care and concern he had applied to all the woodworking. They both worked on customer development, social media, and website maintenance. Sky and Jennifer also enjoyed creating design ideas for our ever-growing list of products. The team was completed by adding several highly talented artists, metal workers, and carpenters, who all pledged to produce only the highest quality work that you will be proud to own.