Northland Woodworks is constantly investing in a better way of manufacturing. We import knowledge and equipment from around the world, allowing us to take on unique projects while maintaining the highest quality. Stop by our shop to observe an industry leader in process and design.
Meet the Owners
Leah graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Stout’s Interior Design program. She joined Northland Woodworks in 2007 after a few years working for a commercial interior design firm and doing freelance residential design. Leah was excited to learn the manufacturing side of cabinets, always fascinated by how things are made, by materials and processes. She also learned cabinet layout and estimating from her father-in-law, Gary Krig, the company’s original founder.
Leah’s expertise is listening to clients and combining their needs and wants with her experience in the design industry. She is in the details, operating comfortably in the world of architects and design professionals. She is thorough and not afraid to ask questions in order to get to the best possible design solution for her clients.
Seeing a need in the Twin Cities for women in the construction industry to connect, Leah co-founded the non-profit Women in Construction (WINC) and is currently serving on the board. The group provides mentoring, educational and social events geared toward supporting local women in the industry, as well as philanthropic opportunities to serve the local community.
In her free time, Leah enjoys being outdoors in all types of weather and spending time with her husband, Matt, their three boys, and their Brittany Spaniel, Piper.
Matt grew up in the family business beginning regular work at 15. At 16, he attended his first International Woodworking Fair and had his mind opened to the possibilities and processes. Matt graduated from UW Stout with a BA in industrial design along with studies in business, accounting, and marketing. He’s also a graduate of the SBA’s Emerging Leaders initiative as well as the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Babson College in Boston. He served as a Board member of the Cabinetmakers Association (CMA) from 2013–2019 with four of those years as president.
Matt regularly contributes to CMA Profiles, FDMC, and other industry magazines as well as speaks at national industry events. He consults in the areas of cabinet business and wood finishing and invites collaboration with other industry professionals. He currently volunteers with 4H and STEM programs.
In his free time, he enjoys reading, collecting & growing heirloom tomatoes, fishing, making maple syrup, mushroom hunting and cooking, and hunting over brittanys.