Valhalla Wood Forge is owned and operated by veterans of the military and first responder communities. Founded in 2017 after James, a Coast Guard Veteran & Reservist, was working as a police officer and made a wooden flag to donate to the Police Department. The department posted a photo of the flag to Facebook, and soon other police officers, firefighters, and veterans were requesting flags of their own and Valhalla Wood Forge was born. In 2018, James began designing his own custom, high quality and unique wedding rings, after the ring he purchased in 2017 broke after only 9 months of wear.
In 2018, James was joined by his wife Nicole, a talented woodworker herself, and in 2019 by Alex, a full time police officer with both woodworking and sales experience. Alex also has experience as a firefighter and in EMS.
The team at Valhalla Wood Forge continues to create and build by hand beautiful décor, jewelry, and furniture in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We have expanded our team, hiring on two police officers and a USMC veteran as part time makers with us.
The mission of Valhalla Wood Forge is to make beautiful, unique pieces that will not only be a conversation starter, but a piece that tells the unique story of our customers.
Coming on board in 2019, Alex is our Chief Operating Officer, Sales Manager, and head flag maker. Alex has a background in sales, law enforcement, and EMS, and currently serves as a municipal Police Officer.