I have been doing taxidermy since 1974.  I am mostly self-taught but I have attended numerous seminars at the State, Regional, National and World level.  Learning and improvement never stops.  I do every aspect of taxidermy.  I take pride in the taxidermy work that I do.  I will ensure that you are extremely satisfied with your trophy.

I have given seminars at State shows, the United Taxidermists Assoc (UTA) and at the World Taxidermy Championships.

Member of the Kansas Association of Taxidermists (K.A.T.) and the New Mexico Taxidermists Association (NMTA).

I have had numerous articles published in BREAKTHROUGH magazine as well as in Herp Nation magazine, Reptiles magazine, Texas Taxidermy Association Inc. magazine and The Artisan magazine.


Issue # 85
Rattlesnakes, A Closer Look

Issue # 91
Mounting A Seamless
Argus Monitor

Issue # 93
Painting A Apache Trout
Reproduction

Issue # 94
Painting A Gila Trout
Reproduction

Issue # 95
Molding, Casting And
Painting A Desert Tortoise

Issue # 103
Mounting A Mojave
Rattlesnake

Issue # 105
Molding And Casting A
14" Red Ear Sunfish

Issue # 111
Carcass Casting A
Gaboon Viper

 Issue # 115
Molding & Painting A
Reproduction Thayeri
Kingsnake

 Issue # 116
Rattlesnake Custom Form
Alteration

Feb. 2014
California Kingsnakes

Issue 10
Herping Bagdad, Arizona


Issue 12
Reptile Taxidermy


 Volume 4, Issue 1
Taxidermy Reference - Reptiles

Texas Taxidermy Association Inc.
2014
Molding & Casting Prickly Pear
Cactus Pads
 


From 1997.  Jim Hartsock, president of the Arizona Taxidermy Artist Association presenting me with my National Taxidermist
Association (NTA) plaque for being certified in Reptile Taxidermy.

I was a judge (reptiles) at the 2012 Untied Taxidermists Assoc (UTA) show in Pasco, Washington and the 2016 United Taxidermists Assoc (UTA) show in Louisville, KY.

Taxidermy Awards
2017 New Mexico Taxidermy Association - Cuban Rock Iguana Reproduction President's Award
2017 New Mexico Taxidermy Association - Woodhouse Toad Reproduction 1st Place - Master Division
Best Of Category Reproduction - Master Division
Van Dykes Most Original And Creative Presentation Award
2016 Kansas Association of Taxidermists - Thayeri Kingsnake reproduction 2nd Place - Master Division
State Champion Reproduction
2016 Arizona Taxidermy Association - Alligator skin mount 1st Place - Master Division
State Champion Reptile Category
People's Choice - Reptile
Best of Category Reptile - Master Division
2016 Arizona Taxidermy association - Thayeri Kingsnake reproduction 1st Place - Master Division
2016 Arizona Taxidermy Association - Red Ear Sunfish reproduction 1st Place - Master Division
State Champion Fish Category
Best of Category Fish - Master Division
Polytranspar Award
2016 Arizona Taxidermy Association - Woodhouse Toad reproduction 1st place - Master Division
2015 World Taxidermy Championships - Woodhouse Toad reproduction 3rd Place - Master Division
2014 Oklahoma Taxidermists Association - Competitors Award (3rd Place) Uromastyx Lizard - Reproduction
Thayeri Kingsnake - Reproduction
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake - Skin Mount
Carp - Skin Mount
2014 Oklahoma Taxidermists Association - Uromastyx Lizard reproduction 2nd Place - Master Division
Van Dykes Most Original and Creative Presentation Award
Starfish Award - Reproduction
2014 Oklahoma Taxidermists Association - Carp skin mount 2nd Place - Professional Division
Best Of Category - Professional Division
Polytranspar Award
McKenzie Taxidermist's Choice - Best Fish Award
2014 Kansas Association of Taxidermists - Uromastyx Lizard reproduction 1st Place - Master Division
Best of Category Reproductions - Master Division
Kansas Best Reproduction - Master Division
Starfish Award - Reproduction
Best Out-of-state Award (Scored 93)
2014 Kansas Association of Taxidermists - Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake skin mount 2nd Place - Master Division
People's Choice Best Reptile
2013 World Taxidermy Championships - Uromastyx Lizard reproduction 3rd Place - Master Division
2013 World Fish Carving Championships - Imperial Angelfish wood carving 2nd Place - Novice Division
2012 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association - Red Ear Sunfish reproduction 1st Place - Professional Division
Best Of Category
2012 Kansas Association of Taxidermists - Gaboon Viper Kansas Best Reptile
People's Choice Best Reptile
2011 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association - Gila Monster skin mount 1st Place - Master Division
2011 World Taxidermy Championships - Alligator Snapping Turtle reproduction 3rd Place - Master Division
2010 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association - Alligator Snapping Turtle reproduction 1st Place - Master Division
Best Of Category
2010 Kansas Association of Taxidermist - Alligator Snapping Turtle reproduction 1st place - Professional Division
Kansas Best Reptile Award
2010 Texas Taxidermy Association - Uromastyx skin mount 3rd Place - Master Division
2010 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association - Grass Carp reproduction 2nd Place - Professional Division
2009 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association - Smallmouth Bass reproduction 2nd Place - Professional Division
2009 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association - Cuban Rock Iguana reproduction STARFISH Award - Best Reproduction
2009 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association - Moroccan Uromastyx reproduction 3rd Place - Master Division
2009 World Taxidermy Championships - Desert Tortoise reproduction 1st Place - Professional Division
2009 World Taxidermy Championships - Cuban Rock Iguana reproduction 1st Place - Professional Division
2009 Kansas Association of Taxidermist - Uromastyx skin mount 2nd Place - Professional Division
2009 Kansas Association of Taxidermist - Crappie reproduction 2nd Place - Professional Division
Best of Category
2008 National Taxidermist Association Nationals - Black Rough Neck Monitor skin mount 3rd Place - Professional Division
2008 Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association McKenzie Taxidermy Distinguished Service Award
2008 New Mexico Taxidermy Association - White Throated Monitor skin mount 1st Place - Professional Division
New Mexico Best Reptile
2008 New Mexico Taxidermy Association - Largemouth Bass reproduction 1st Place - Professional Division
Best of Category

 

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