About

Cannon Hill Woodworking is comprised of a small team of highly talented woodworkers, designers, and builders. While growing steadily, we continue to maintain high levels of attention to detail in every project, and unmatched service with every client. 

Zack using sawSam using table sawGroup photo

Our Team


Zachary Hardoon


ZackZack grew up in Back Bay and Brookline. He attended the Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury and the University of Pennsylvania. After college, he spent two years as an elementary school teacher in both Boston and San Francisco before becoming a professional carpenter. He got his start with Robertson Design Build, now Shake Architecture and Construction, in high-end residential remodel and new construction projects in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He took a break in 2016 to hike the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. He then lived in Burlington, Vermont where he built a commercial barn for Geobarns on Lake Champlain. Prior to founding Cannon Hill, Zack spent years building tables and chairs in the Boston area. He is also a licensed General Contractor in the state of Massachusetts, but he never uses that license as he is too busy making furniture and being in the workshop with his talented team. With Sam and Ross, and the Cannon Hill team, he has built and delivered over 350 unique custom tables.

Sam O’Leary


SamA graduate of Arlington High School, Sam completed his degree in Industrial Design at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has always had a passion for making furniture and tinkering with machines and wood. Early in high school, he built his own shop in his parents' home in Arlington and started to produce his own projects.  After being inspired by some of the best furniture design in the world while studying abroad in Germany, Sam worked full time in a furniture shop in Boston as part of his Wentworth co-op experience. Sam is one of the original founders of Cannon Hill Woodworking. At Cannon Hill, Sam is Head of Design and the Workshop Guru. His incredible woodworking skills have led to some of our most unique and complex builds. He does beautiful hand drawings of furniture and computer spec (CAD) renderings for our clients.

Ross Ratner


RossRoss, aka Ross Boss, grew up in Southern Massachusetts in a family that was always working on cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. It was his high school’s wood shop class that showed him how his dexterity and attention to detail could translate to making furniture. He attended Framingham State University, and after taking some time off to travel abroad, he found a job in carpentry with Precision Construction building houses on Cape Cod. However, he eventually found that large-scale construction lacked the fine detail he enjoyed most about wood working. He enjoys combining his interests in artistry and woodworking at Cannon Hill. Ross has created many beautiful live edge tables for his clients at Cannon Hill. He builds incredible custom table bases, and you're likely to meet him while delivering your table as well, since he is very strong. Ross is famous for his ability to build big. He can build a 12' table as if it were half the size.

Mark Kilcher


MarkMark attended Westford Academy and after graduation, enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He spent 4 years at USCG Station Woods Hole on Cape Cod. After the Coast Guard, he worked in construction and then at Comcast as a lineman.  In 2019, he went back to school and received his Associates Degree in Information Technologies from SNHU.  He has always loved woodworking and at a very young age his father taught him how to use tools and to build.  What started out as a hobby during the pandemic has now transitioned to a full-time job and he couldn't be happier to be part of the Cannon Hill team. He enjoys tough, technical builds as it gets his creative juices going.  Mark is the strongest member of the Cannon Hill Team (or so he believes) so you will likely meet him on some of our more massive table deliveries.

Nick Mamakos


NickNick Mamakos was born and raised in Natick, Mass. A graduate of Natick High School, Nick has always had an interest in the arts and working with his hands to create physical and functional pieces of art. He attended Massasoit Community College for art before moving to Los Angeles where he began to have semi-professional interests in woodworking. In 2008 he moved back to Boston to attend the prestigious North Bennet Street School in the two-year Cabinet and Furniture Making Program. Finding it hard to find work in furniture building, he then worked in high end construction in Metro West and in other woodworking related enterprises. In 2021, he reached out to Cannon Hill after his mother found us online, and we jumped at the opportunity to bring him on board. He was looking for a small workshop where the process is meticulous, professional, and creative and where the team is tight-knit. We never make the same piece twice, which also makes it more interesting for an artistic guy like Nick. Nick currently lives in Natick, and spends his weekends cooking, and in his own woodshop at home.

Mike Tuberdyke


MikeMichael Tuberdyke is a native to Rocheter, NY. He began working for Cannon Hill in August of 2020 shortly after relocating just outside the city limits of Boston. Through the years he has gained a wide variety of experience working in fields such as the Maritime industry, Agriculture, Publishing, Public Libraries, Museums, and Carpentry. Starting initially as a part time extra shop hand his job and duties changed from one day to the next. When the company took on more business at the end of 2020 Zack and Sam found Mike a full-time home in the finish room where he often is seen hosting Rubio Parties and spraying Milesi Clear Coat. What he enjoys most about Cannon Hill is the very high attention to detail that each member of the company expresses for each project as well as the general sense of comradery that each employee shares with the other.

Isaac Canney


IsaacIsaac grew up outside of Boston, building and remodeling fine homes with Canney Construction, his father and uncle’s design-build company. He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he focused on an interdisciplinary study of architecture and sustainable design. He returned to the family business after college, and later attended the Cabinet and Furniture Making program at the North Bennet Street School. After many years as a frame-to-finish carpenter, Isaac was eager to get into the shop full-time, and joined the Cannon Hill team in 2021. He loves the close-knit, collaborative culture and shared commitment to crafting beautiful pieces built to last for generations. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife, their two kids, and dog Sadie.

Moose


MooseMoose is the Golden-Doodle of Cannon Hill Woodworking. Moose specializes in sleeping (despite loud noises) and being adorable. He loves running around at the park, chewing sticks, and eating cheese.  He occasionally sneaks into the photos on our Instagram account. Moose no longer looks like he does in this photo. He's a big boy now, but he is still the sweetest.