Wasatch Forge was started by four friends who wanted to get out of the shops on the sides of their houses and into a communal workspace.
Mike Miller-Imperiale, Matt Danielson, Victor Correa, and Preston Robertson realized this dream in 2012 when they secured an office and shop space in Walton Park in Salt Lake city, Utah. After Victor and Preston moved on to other pursuits, Mike and Matt continued growing Wasatch Forge through community outreach and lots of hard work.
During the winter of 2016, Mike decided to pursue his passion of ski instruction at Alta Ski Resort. Matt now runs the shop with Walter Enoch Elieson and a couple of dedicated apprentices, Steven Moon and Brenden Cochran. The shop focuses on teaching new blacksmiths and spreading the passion for the craft.
The University of Utah sought out Wasatch Forge in 2014, hoping that the forge could offer classes to interested students through their Continuing Education Program.