Born and raised in Stoughton WI. I live in rural Mt. Horeb WI with My wife Tressa and our three children Thea (5) Kai (2) and Cade (6 months). I started blacksmithing in 2002 after a one year program for welding at Madison Area Technical Collage. After collage I worked at a production forge making different styles of hooks towel bars paper towel holders and other utilitarian objects. I opened my studio in 2008 and have been making furniture work and participating in the most prestigious art shows across the country ever since.