Hi! I'm a taxidermist.
To me, Nature is God. Without it, we simply would not exist. Conserving the world’s natural spaces and the creatures that live there is paramount to the survival of humans as a species, and I have therefore dedicated my life to studying environmentalism in order to help people co-exist more successfully and sustainably with the natural world.

All natural materials I use in my creations are either sourced from roadkill, Fish and Game, secondhand sources such as fellow artists and estate sales, or are antique. In this way, I'm ensuring that no animals were needlessly killed for the sake of the artwork I produce. I fully believe that no part of any creature should go to waste if a purpose can be found for it, but I do NOT support trophy hunters or overseas fur farms by buying 'byproducts' like bones, skulls, or claws directly from them. The only exception I make for this rule is for parts from animals legally culled for population control programs approved by Fish and Wildlife.

As a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, I've been involved with many fantastic organizations such as Images4Life and Wild Tiger, as well as the Sierra Club and many smaller, local groups.
I've been published, interviewed, and even featured on Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”)'s personal networking website, SoulPancake.com.

I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to visit many of the world’s most amazing wild places, like Komodo Island, Bali, Lombok, Malaysia, and the Cayman Islands, and have even documented entirely new species previously unknown to science.

Other interests include: Wilderness survival, primitive skills, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, boffing, airsoft, snowboarding, meandering around town, and caving.

 

I hate being allergic to peanuts.

It’s like, “Yeah! I survived a car crash, maced a bear, and faced off with a mountain lion, all in a two-week time-period, and I’m still around to tell about it. But give me a fucking peanut and I might go into shock and fucking die.” 

  1. wolfforce58205 said: Allergies are the epitome of irony. For example, I love the outdoors and want to work as an animal control officer…I am also allergic to every plant I was tested for and any animal with fur -_-;
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  5. lecoupdevide said: Chuckling at this tragic-but-funny true story while munching on my peanut butter banana toast. Does that make me a jerk?
  6. maximumspider31 said: That first sentence made you sound like lara croft.
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    This! Different circumstances of course but PEANUTS!