"I have always had a interest in knives and metalworking. I have worked in the metal industry for over 25 years as a Machinist, Jig and Fixture builder, Toolmaker, CNC Operator and Programmer and most recently as a Tool Designer. I have been encouraged to pursue knife making by several local makers, including Larry Chew, Allen Elishewitz, Johnny Stout and Bailey Bradshaw. They have all contributed to my efforts with advise, constructive criticism, support and hands on instruction in each of their styles. I made my first folder in May of 2000. I began making knives full-time in 2001 and look forward building the best knives I can possibly make using the best materials available."