I Retired in February 1999 from the F.W. Police Department after 31 years and took my first class in stained glass two weeks later. I fell in love with the craft and have been cutting glass ever since. I work out of my home shop therefore I am able to spend as much time as I want making my glass. I do my own drawings and designs and hand craft each piece using the Tiffany method where each piece of glass is hand cut and soldered together. Even though I sell most of my works on E-Bay I still try and keep my glass cutting to being a hobby and not a job. It is much more fun making something I want to make and not something I have to make. I buy my glass in large quantities at a Houston warehouse where I hand pick each large sheet. I use only the best American made glass and not hobby glass and make each piece as if it were going to hang in my home. My wife Susan has a great eye for color and design so she helps me a lot with color choices and my drawings. My work has been displayed at many shows in the Southwest and I have been chosen as a “Featured Artist” for the last two years in the Delphi International Art Glass Catalogue. We welcome customers to our home to look at designs and glass colors so that I can be crafted just for them.
In addition to making stained glass I am also a trophy bow hunter, hunting elk and deer in North America and bear in Canada. I have both deer and bear in the Pope and Young North American Record book and still enjoy my hunts with other retired co-workers.