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Meet Our Amazing Board Members


Kalista has been involved with the BCW since it started in July 2021. She is active in food and cooking events, and currently serves as treasurer on the BCW board. Kalista’s hobbies are improv, hiking, biking, cooking, and doing all the fun things with her 6 1/2 year old. She is also a certified foster parent with North Carolina and works to support children of all ages

Kalista Popp



Born and raised in North Carolina, Ken has 15 years of marketing and design experience. He loves the creative process that goes into woodworking.

Ken Wilkins

Adult Programming Committee

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Pete Falciani

After School Shop Class Committee

My name is Pete, a member of the Board of Directors for the Bull City Woodshop. I grew up in New Jersey and was inspired to pursue the building trades by my dad and grandfather who both worked in construction for their whole lives. In the 2000’s as a teenager I taught myself carpentry in my dad’s shop while he was at work, and then after college I went into commercial construction as a project manager. While commercial construction was fun, it wasn’t hands-on enough to satisfy me the way working in the shop as a teen did, and I wanted to get back to that. In 2020 I started my own sawmill and lumber business out of Durham which is still growing, and I also do custom carpentry and handyman projects on the side. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with youths who will be able to spend their teen years developing the passion for creating things the same way that I did.

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