I started down the path to becoming a taxidermist in 2000. I always loved taxidermy work but did not have any of my own. That was supposed to change when I killed my first buck with my bow in 2000. After calling every taxidermist in the phone book and only getting two to actually answer their phones I settled on one. Unfortunately it was the wrong choice. After being very disappointed by him I decided to take matters in my own hands and learn how to do my own mounts.
Going To School
In the fall of 2001 I took a course in taxidermy. Before I even got home from school I had work lining up from family and friends. The more I did the better I got and the more the word got out. Before I knew it I was spending nearly every weekend working on mounts. I was going to have to make a choise between my full time job and taxidermy.
Taking The Plunge
In the fall of 2010 the time was right to make the move. I left my full time time job of 19 years to become a full time taxidermist. I opened up my shop in January 2011. Since then I have been rapidly outgrowing my converted garage and now I am looking forward to expanding.