My passion for blade making started over 20 years ago when I made my first knife. I've always been intrigued with the art and got real serious in 2004. I went to my first show in Reno and began talking with master bladesmiths and discovered they offered classes where I could further pursue my interest and learn the skill. To date, I've completed two weeks of basic forging where I've had the pleasure of working with Bill Burke, Mike Vagnino, and Tim Hancock. I'm a certified Master Bladesmith with the American Bladesmith Society since 2008.