I was raised
in a home rich in natures wonders. My father was interested
in ornithology and woodcarving and my mother was excited
about the soil and what it would grow. All of this rubbed
off on me... I have been inspired by the natural world and
all that is in it.
accomplishments include being a consistent winner at the
Global Carving Challenge of Aquatic Life, the World
Woodcarving Championships and various wildlife shows
throughout the east coast. Having a book published on
carving exotic fish sparked my interest in teaching others
and I believe only an open mind is required!
My family and
I moved from Pennsylvania to the Mimbres Valley of New
Mexico in 2012. I am thrilled to be a part of the art scene
of the Mimbres Valley.
The Gila and its ancient people have inspired a new
art for me, gourd art!
I look forward to learning all the secrets the
National Forest and the Wilderness Area has to offer.