Hometown: Parsonsburg, MD
After spending 30 years protecting and working amidst the wonders of nature as a Park Ranger, I feel very fortunate being able to bring some of that to life through my art. My Dad was a cabinet maker and so I grew up with the smell of sawdust and the sound of woodworking tools. I enjoy bringing the incredible natural beauty found in wood to you through my carvings. They are done in an interpretive sculpture style, keeping the details minimal so as not to interfere with the natural wood beauty. I continue this appreciation of the wood by utilizing a hand-rubbed oil finish, enhancing rather than covering all the wood has to offer.
Awards: Ward World Carving Championships, Interpretive Division; 2015, 2018 third place; 2014-Prest, multiple honorable mentions.