Team


Joshua A. Klein, editor-in-chief

Joshua A. Klein is editor-in-chief of Mortise & Tenon Magazine. He has been selected for the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts from 2015-2021 for his authentic approach to period furniture making, and has presented about historic craftsmanship at museums around the United States. He has written articles for Popular Woodworking and American Period Furniture, and is author of Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847) ( Lost Art Press, 2018), Another Work is Possible (Mortise & Tenon, 2020), and Joined: A Bench Guide to Furniture Joinery (Mortise & Tenon, 2020). Joshua, his wife, and their three sons also maintain an active and growing homestead on the coast of Maine.  

 

Michael Updegraff, associate editor

Michael Updegraff lives in the Maine woods with his wife and three children. He tackles many different projects at M&T, variously swinging a hammer, writing blog posts, restoring sash windows, and troubleshooting obscure software issues. He spent over a decade working on boats, preferring wooden hulls and traditional  rigs. He enjoys writing (the work on a novel continues), tinkering on interesting mechanical projects, exploring the woods, and seeking out how our ancestors survived and thrived through a deep knowledge of the natural world.  

  

Grace Cox, relations & logistics

Grace Cox lives in mid-coast Maine with her husband, daughter, and son. Her passion for cultivating relationships and helping others along with her pursuit of personal growth and new knowledge sparked her journey with Mortise & Tenon. Equipped with a vast background in customer relations and project management, she looks forward every day to communication through customer service and providing assistance behind the scenes for M&T. Grace loves nature and can be found spending much of her free time paddling, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her family.

 

Michael Cox, education & operations

Michael Cox lives in mid-coast Maine with his wife and two children. He is a Veteran of two combat tours in Iraq as an infantry medic with the famed 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army. From there, he held positions in marine logistics and as a Veteran Service Officer, helping disabled Veterans gain and manage benefits at both the state and federal levels. Aside from his involvement with Mortise & Tenon, his interests include enjoying the Maine coast and woodlands with his family and volunteering in the Veteran community.

 

Megan Fitzpatrick, copy editor

Megan Fitzpatrick is a woodworking editor and writer, and teaches classes in hand-tool woodworking at schools and workshops throughout the United States. She's a former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and is delighted to now have far more time to spend at her bench.

In her spare time, she's rehabbing a 1906 four-square house that was turned into apartments in the 1950s; she's turning it back into a single-family home. Someday, after Megan is done with the house (so possibly never), she plans to make period-appropriate furniture for every room. But she used to study Shakespeare – so she might just fill the place with joint stools instead.