Pete McKelvey

Pete McElvey, instructor for womens basic carpentry and Tiny House building workshops at Wild Abundance

After getting a degree in New Media in 2013, Pete didn’t take long to realize that sitting behind a computer screen just wasn’t going to cut it. A big believer in hands-on learning he threw himself into the world of carpentry, learning on the job while working for small custom home-builders and eventually taking a role as a supervisor with Habitat for Humanity. He learned his trade outside of conventional education and leans heavily on giving students the best outcomes through experiential education.
Currently, he splits his time between residential construction projects and teaching carpentry at Wild Abundance. When he’s not teaching Tiny House classes, Pete ironically lives in and chips away at his comically-sized 1907 Victorian fixer-upper close to downtown Asheville. He’s also a cycling advocate, experienced bike-packer, committed urbanist, believer in community, and aspiring weirdo.