Thought it might be fun for everyone to share the modeling journey that has brought them to this point...Here's mine...
I started modeling at the age of ten living in San Diego and then eventually Chicago - primarily Fine Scale Miniatures, Timberline, SS Ltd, and Campbell kits. My interest then was the same as today; backwoods logging, sawmills, and light industrial branchline. Other hobbies took my interest away from modeling for the college years but the desire to model was always present and as a young man living in Dallas that love was re-ignited one afternoon while cleaning a closet out and discovering my old childhood dioramas. It wasn't too long after that SierraWest was founded. I spent the next few years learning how to make masters and cast in resin and metal. Today I am working with 3D printing techniques that will keep me up to date technologically speaking. I still am completely enthralled with backwoods logging and hope to one day build a small On3 layout around my sawmill kit. Running a craftsman kit company for 25 years has been so rewarding. I have made so many wonderful friends over the years and have no plans to retire.
A little personal history as well:
I studied Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, received my PADI SCUBA Instructor certification and moved to Lahaina Maui, Hawaii and worked on a dive boat, owned several companies prior to founding SierraWest including a world renowned surfwear clothing manufacturer, and was named the Creative Director of a Nationally known fashion jewelry company at the age of 33. These unique experiences provided the perfect background to operate SierraWest. In the years since starting SierraWest I founded a wildy successful scrapbooking company and proudly advocate for children in Foster Care. To learn more about my advocacy work or to help please visit the CASA of Denton website. If you ever suspect child abuse please call the National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4ACHILD.