I was born and raised near Askov Minnesota. I attended college in Des Moines Iowa (where I met my wife Nancy) and Minneapolis Minnesota. After living and working throughout the United States Nancy and I have retired to her family farm in Marion County, Iowa.
In 1996 a job transfer brought us to Plano Texas. One Christmas Nancy gave me the gift of six carving classes. I was “hooked” and for several years continued to learn and carve with renowned artist / sculptor Carl Bindhammer.
Upon returning to the farm in 2003 we began the process of converting an old hog house built in 1928 to a carving studio. Much remains to do before the studio can be called complete; however, after cleaning, tearing out pens and bleaching, bleaching, bleaching the building with it’s south exposure windows functions nicely as a carving studio.
I carve as often as “life on the farm” allows. I like the challenge of carving on different woods and do not restrict my work to any particular category of carving.