About Crow Hollow
Crow Hollow Wood Craft is located in Walla Walla, the heart of Washington State's wine country. Our wood shop is an outbuilding on our small farm that we share with Rob's 10 year old daughter, our two pups Odie and Jax, our fainting goats Ian and Cheryl, 10 chickens, 300 goldfish and a cat that is never pleased with us.
We built the wood shop over a long period of time. What began as a portion of the 2,500 square foot space continued to take over the entire building until we started to talk about adding on. We spend every day together and miraculously still enjoy being together...most of the time...except he doesn't walk the dogs.
Rob learned a passion for woodworking at a very young age when he would spend hours in his Grandpa's wood shop. JC Branscum was a master craftsman who earned his living as a wood worker for Whitehouse Crawford in Walla Walla before opening his own business towards the end of his career. Rob adored his Grandfather and cherished their time together working with wood. He carries on the skills and appreciation for wood working that his Grandpa taught him.
Rob did venture outside of the woodshop and opted for the stability of full time employment once he started a family. With his wife and two young daughter's at home, Rob started a career in public service for the State of Washington. Rob spent 26 years working for the Department of Corrections at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary. In his most recent role within the penitentiary, Rob was charged with creating a first of it's kind program focused on various sustainability initiatives all staffed by inmates. The program focused on redemption, violence reduction, lowering recidivism, education, skill building and giving back to the community. Many of the items the program donated to local charities were handmade in the woodshop.