I grew up in upstate New York on a farm .My hobbies as a kid were playing the drums and fishing. A lot of time was spent in the Adirondack Forest and other areas pursuing brook trout.
I attended college for 4 years in biology and environmental sciences. There were two dreams that I had while I was young. First one was to become a rock star and secondly go to Alaska. So of course I chose the Alaskan dream, I sold the drums and off I went driving to Alaska to start my young adult life.
Spent 26 years in Alaska and had many once in a life time adventures there. The hunting and fishing adventures are to many to mention but I can say that Im one of the few that has been chased by a bear up a tree, and also has chased a bear up a tree.
I have spent many months alone in the wilderness, but eventually moved to a small town and after many odd jobs became an artist and have been doing that since 1992. In 2012 I sold my 5 log homes and moved to the big island in Hawaii. I still spend summers in Alaska but winters in Hawaii, and currently, I live in New York.
For many years I carved caribou and moose antlers and travelled to many Alaskan bush communities to get my supplies. These days I make knives using these antlers and many other materials. I love searching for materials to use for my knives and my specialty is finding very unique ones for my customers.