Hidden Valley Laser Craft

Who we are (link to 2000 version)

The Torgersons
Hidden Valley Laser Craft

is a locally owned and operated business that my husband and I started in October of 2000. We felt it was important that I be available to our children and the schools. This business allows me the flexibility that I was looking for.

After moving to Philomath, Oregon from North Dakota 24 years ago and buying a home it seemed the natural thing to do was to start a family. We have three daughters, twins, Beth and Susan (21) and Christina (15), also along with our immediate family Beth's boyfriend Patrick (21) is apart of our business. Living in the foothills near Wren allows us to have our laser machine right at home along with other equipment needed for our business.

The laser, sawmill, and sander we have enables us to prepare the wood needed for our products. We enjoy our business adventure and hope you will enjoy our products as well.
Mary Torgerson

Mary is in charge of sales, production, and shipping. Mary wholesales products to local merchants, exibits in craft shows, runs online store, and handles custom orders from Myrtlewood Mystique Gallery in Philomath.

Mary displaying a dove created for the Peace Lutheran Church

Joe after sandblasting his custom sign for Starker Forests

Joe Torgerson

Joe helps in new product design, computer support, and woodworking. Woodworking includes running sawmill, lathe work, creating designer signs for local businesses and keeping all the tools in the shop in perfect working order.

During the weekdays Joe is an Engineer with Hewlett Packard in Corvallis, Oregon.
Beth Torgerson

Beth is 21 years old and still has a love for woodworking. She likes to make things with the bandsaw such as her bandsaw boxes, also she is gifted with her intarsia projects. She and her boyfriend Patrick have started going to craft shows where they sell their uniquly designed intarsias.

Beth is currently a junior at Oregon State University and is majoring in Forestry.

Beth single bucking at the Newport Fair logging sports show

Susan holding the prototype for the custom Starker Forests sign.
Susan Torgerson

Susan is also 21 and shares similar woodworking interests with Beth. She enjoys designing the intarsia patterns and other unique projects.

Susan is also currently attending Oregon State University. She is majoring in Housing Studies and minoring in Natural Resources.
Christina Torgerson

Christina is 15 years old and currently attending Philomath High School as a Sophmore. She is talented at turning on the lathe and specializes in small bowls and boxes. She has experimented with creating turned flowers with inlayed yellow hart centers and brings her own sence of style to our business.

Christina competeing at Scio High School skills day for logging sports.

Beth and Patrick at the Steam Up in Brooks, Oregon

Patrick Boedigheimer

Patrick is the newest member of the Hidden Valley Laser Craft business. He currently is a Senior at Oregon State University and is also majoring in Forestry. He has taken an interest in making intarsias and has started creating designs for wooden tables with inlayed table tops. He and Beth have started their own business called Backwoods Custom Woodworking.
Timber and Sammy Torgerson
Our Business Mascots!

Timber and Sammy Torgerson like to accompany us out to the shop and give moral support for all of our numerous projects.