I grew up an avid outdoorsman. Like so many young men, I could not get enough time in the blind or out on the water. That, mixed with the love and pursuit of being a good craftsman, brought me to carve decoys.
I have spent years building and restoring wooden boats. A friend used to come visit me at my shop, which rekindled an old interest which had been pushed aside as I chased a livelihood in wooden boats. His generous invitation into his shop was the beginning of my quest for making affordable and desirable working decoys.
In recent years I have come to appreciate the disciplined endeavor of carving decorative decoys. I enjoy the research, both in the field and through studies, required for each design. Working to bring life and movement from the wood to an artistic piece has brought me great pleasure.