My knifemaking journey began with a forging class from Karl Shroen in 1995. The pounding and moving of hot steel and creating a useful tool was inspiring. I furthered my education under the tutorship of Tim Hancock and continue to hone my skills and strive for excellence everyday in my shop. As a member of the American Bladesmith Society, I received my Journeyman stamp in 2001 and my Mastersmith rating in 2003. I served as an ABS board member from 2011 to 2015.