I work as a behavior analyst for developmentally disabled persons as my day job, and do knives as a weekend job. My knives are at the same time tools and works of art. A pretty knife that doesn’t hold an edge isn’t much of a knife. On the other hand, an ugly knife isn’t any better than what can be bought at the store for much less. I try to make every knife both functional and beautiful.
After 12 years in the Abilene area I moved to Wolfforth, TX in October of 2017. I’m married with four boys, ages 16, 15, and 3 1/2 year old twins (As of Nov 2020). My knife hobby supports a full schedule of fishing, hunting, church work, and playing with my kids.
I am a voting member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, an Apprentice in the American Bladesmith Society, and the president of the Texas Knifemakers’ Guild. I am the author of Knifemaking Hacks, published by Caribou Press, the company that publishes BLADE Magazine, and the editor of Next Level Knifemaking, coming soon.