Cooper is a maker specializing in lathe work. He makes and sells wooden bowls. He was a North House Intern in 2010. He has demonstrated at the Minnesota Children’s Museum and at Norsk Hostfest. He currently spends most of his time with his two young daughters and working in children’s mental health locally. Cooper started the Handworks Club at Northhouse. He is also interested in leather working, food preparation, and wilderness travel in our local boreal environment.