In 2002, after trying out some less satisfying occupations, Maria Klemperer-Johnson followed her passion to become a builder. In 2013, she founded Hammerstone School of Carpentry for Women to share that passion with other nontraditional builders. She now teaches residential construction at SUNY Delhi, and during her summers continues to build and teach carpentry for women in Trumansburg, N.Y., where she lives with her three kids, dog, cats, and chickens.
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