I grew up in Ashburnham MA. While in high school, I joined the Ashburnham Fire Department as a firefighter. During my time on the department, we fought a lot of chimney fires in the winter heating season. I was on the department for three years.
After graduation, I attended the Southern Maine Technical Institute for Fire Science and worked on Scarborough, ME Fire Department. After a few semesters, I changed gears and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. I was in the Coast Guard for four years and was stationed in Portsmouth, NH and Staten Island, NY during my enlistment. After four years away, I wanted to be a full time professional firefighter back at home. I took the Civil Service exam and was hired by the Leominster Fire Department. I have been employed by Leominster Fire for 4 ½ years.
Having both a fireplace and wood burning stove in my own home and experience on the fire departments has opened my eyes to the potential dangers and problems due to unmaintained and improperly operated fireplaces/stoves. I thought that chimney sweeping/inspections would give me the opportunity to help others with their alternative heating source and make heating your home enjoyable and safe. I wanted the best training I could get and found the Chimney Safety Institute of America, in Plainfield, Indiana. After rigorous training (both hands-on and numerous classroom hours), I passed the course to become the first Certified Chimney Sweep in Ashburnham, MA.
I look forward to serving you as a Certified Chimney Sweep with clean, detailed, professional service.