I have always liked and had an interest in knives. My father gave me my first knife, a little folder, when I was around five years old. To this day, I can remember the fascination and thrill it provided me. As fate would have it, I met my knife-making mentor on my honeymoon, ten years ago. A journey smith in the American Bladesmith Society at the time, Wally Hayes has been my inspiration, teacher and friend. I feel fortunate to have him as my guiding force. Using what I have learned from a great friend I am now taking those skills and incorporating them into my own style. As I continue to develop and hone my abilities I am finding the world of knife making more and more fascinating."