Laird comes from a family of dock builders in Cape Cod, MA. After college, he decided to continue in the construction industry because of his love of working outside, building, and working with wood. His most formative years in the trades were working with a master carpenter and timber framer in Humboldt County, CA. He has studied natural building methods and hopes to see more of it in Sonoma County in the near future. His favorite past times are time spent with his two daughters and playing soccer.