Our Team

The Willow Woodshop was founded by Chris Anema along with his wife Julia by his side. The business is built on the bases of family since the beginning,  as The Willow Woodshop continues to grow, the team does too.  The shop is full of trained employees ranging from installers, craftsmen, designers, and project managers to ensure you get the space you dream of. Our team works and communicates directly with each other to minimize client confusion during the process.


Chris Anema founded The Willow Woodshop back in 2019 after working in the construction field for over 15 years.  Growing up Chris worked alongside his father and grandfather in their woodshop learning the art of woodworking. In addition to a life time of learned experience Chris completed the Woodworking program at Conestoga College and open the company.  As the corner stone in the business Chris’ knowledge and ability to find solutions drives the team to growth and success.






Partner/Chief Operating Officer

Julia Cangemi-Anema oversees day-to-day tasks at The Willow Woodshop.  Julia also runs her own company while taking on developing technical strategies to better the company. As well as strategy, she is in charge of  production and financial management.






Senior Design Associate/Project Co-ordinator

As our Senior Design Associate and Project Co-ordinator, Jessica wears many hats at The Willow Woodshop.  Specializing in Residential Design, Jessica works with our clients one-on-one from the initial meeting to the final details.  From the site visit to design packages and product and material selections, her goal is to help enhance the functionality and aesthetic for our clients space that may not be obvious to the untrained eye.