Ever since the mid 1990's, my obsession for wildlife art was a growing passion that has brought me to where I am today. Starting out in my parent's basement, I began learning the basics of taxidermy through books and videos. While attending college, I took classes on taxidermy and began going to a very reputable studio as an understudy for one of the best taxidermists in the state. This is where everything began to take shape. Most of my time was spent absorbing everything I could to better myself in this amazing field. I went on to join The Ohio Association of Taxidermists and began attending seminars to learn all I could from experienced taxidermists in the profession. On a state level, I attended my first competition with a grey fox and took third place. Continuing my education in seminars and hands on classes, I began to compete in various states trying to better myself anyway that I could, winning numerous awards along the way. Not long after, I started doing work for people and began building a strong clientele. With the volume of work that was coming in, ideas of building my own studio began to take shape. Along with family and dedicated friends, I started building my studio in the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2001, I moved into my own studio. Since then, I've joined The National Taxidermists Association as a lifetime member and continue to learn the latest techniques of this amazing career.