John Hollis Allison has enjoyed building, design, and working hands on all his life. Early on, he participated in the visual arts and built award winning theatric sets. In college Hollis studied architecture and spent his summers framing and remodeling houses. He picked up woodworking in a historic window restoration shop and has greatly enjoyed sharing his skills while teaching woodworking at the Arts Center. All along the way, Hollis has enjoyed bringing new life to salvaged items and finding new purposes for things.