Our Family


Glenn Becker

Glenn is the sole artist and producer for all of Exotic Chopping Blocks’ products. He spends his days in the shop, always working to be creative and innovative with his patterns and designs. Glenn had a previous career for 35 years as a finish carpenter. He has been married 29 years to his wife Nancy, has two daughters, Laurie and Morgan, and a son-in-law, Sam.


Laurie Carmichael

Glenn and Laurie began Exotic Chopping Blocks when Laurie was 13 and she has been a part of it ever since. Starting as her dad’s sidekick at art shows, she has now become the web and communications manager, handling all calls with customers, show promoters, and various vendors and wood distributors. When not working with her dad, she is a full time Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA.


Morgan Becker

Morgan is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in San Diego. However, when she comes home, it is not uncommon for her to venture into the shop and design a few boards for Glenn. Turns out these are the boards that usually sell first at the next show!


Nancy Becker

Nancy is Glenn’s wife and is a supporting and loving, irreplaceable piece of the family business. Before shows, she will wake up extra early to make sure Glenn and Laurie have the nutrition they need to get through the day. She is deeply appreciated.


Sam Carmichael

Sam and Laurie have been married 2.5 years. He is a wonderful addition to the family and business. Every photo on this website was taken by him. Sam’s creative vision showcases the full breadth of the pieces so customers don’t have to be physically present to understand their beauty and uniqueness.