Zach Jester

Hometown: Chincoteague Island, VA

I was born and raised on Chincoteague Island. I grew up duck hunting with my father on the marshes and instantly became hooked waterfowl. I started carving around the age of 18 with the intent to make my own gunning birds. I had a lot of help along the way from living on the island and getting to learn from some of the masters in our area. I do my carving part time as I work at Wallops Flight Facility full time. Decoy carving has been one of the best joys in my life along with my wife and 2 girls.




Art at the Academy