I was born
and raised in Central Florida. My hometown was a small, rural
community outside of Wauchula. Being the son of a Baptist
minister, we moved several times as I was growing up. I
attended several schools in the Tampa Bay Area before
graduating from Largo Senior High School in 1978.
in Taxidermy started in 1983 when I first took a course with
Northwestern School of Taxidermy and began working with a
local taxidermist to develop this hobby, the hobby that would
one day turn out to be the business that I would choose to
make a career. I have spent all of my life in the outdoors as
both an avid hunter and fisherman, and where I have been blessed
to observe nature and its creatures in their natural settings.
and raised in the Brandon area, my wife of 24 years, Jo Ann,
graduated from Brandon High School in 1981. We were married in
1985 at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Brandon, Florida. We
have a wonderful son, Shane, that graduated from Plant City
High School in 2005.
I was born in
Southern Indiana and moved to Florida in the early 70's. For
most of my life, I was raised in Florida. I graduated from
Seminole High School in 1983. I have a 11-year old daughter,
I grew up
hunting and fishing with my father and I am now sharing that
passion with Madison. I studied taxidermy at Central Florida
Studios under Brenda Lindsey
Robert and I have been in
business together for three years now. I am a member of Shiloh
Baptist Church where Madison and I are growing together.