Nick Conner is a New Orleanian who grew up 100 miles away in rural Mississippi. He studied music and earned a BM in music performance from USM in 2001. He then lived abroad in France where he learned French, and later Chicago where he learned carpentry. It was there that he realized that woodworking was his calling. After Hurricane Katrina, he knew it was time to come home, moving to New Orleans in 2007. Nick opened ‘Conner Millworks’ here in 2008, where he continues to reproduce historic architectural woodwork in New Orleans. As an artist, he expresseWs his creativity using the skills, techniques and materials available to him as a professional woodworker.