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Our Team

 

MDH Toys owner Miriam Handfield and Family

 MDH Toys owner Miriam Handfield and Family

 

Miriam Handfield

Creatrix (my word that encompasses all the jobs I do rolled into one including being a Toy Designer/Aritist/Storyteller/Quality Control/C.E.O. and almost everything else involved with running this company.)

I start with sketches, then bring them to one of my independently contracted woodworkers to cut out of wood. The raw wood pieces are returned to me ready for sanding and painting. 

Late at night after the kids are in bed, I can be found working, learning, researching and creating special orders for my customers. I love the creation process from designing original creations to storytelling to right down adding the personal touches of wrapping your orders so that they are ready for you to gift.

 

A couple of fun facts about me:

I am most creative around the time of the full moon

If I wasn't an artist I would be a trucker on the road most of the time. Driving is my other passion second only to painting. (Good thing hubby understands this too and lets me drive anytime we have to go somewhere)

 

 

Shane Handfield

Independently Contracted Woodworker

Shane is my helpmate in both business and family life. As an independent woodworker, he specializes in scroll saw & wood lathe. As a husband and father, he cares of our kids when I need time to create your orders and work on business stuff. 

 

 

Reuben Bailey

Independently Contracted Woodworker

Reuben is a part owner of A&R Designs located in Leduc, Alberta. Reuben specializes in doing CNC work and wood turning.

 

 

Ken Whitehouse

Independently Contracted Woodworker

Ken is a owner of Ken's Woodenworks located in Athabasca County, Alberta. He specializes in scroll saw work and joinery.