How did you hear about NWSSA?
I first heard of the NWSSA from Joseph Kincannon who I apprenticed under and worked for in Austin, Texas. Joseph was presenting and teaching at the 2018 Suttle Lake Symposium and, knowing I now lived in Oregon, he invited me. I had never heard of the NWSSA nor did I know that such groups existed. I attended the symposium trepidatiously having never spent an extended period of time away from my two young children, and I was blown away by the kindness, talent, and camaraderie I experienced. This made the week fly by. I am currently in the process of setting up my carving studio in Ashland and am excited to be a part of such an incredible group of carvers. As the T-shirt I bought at the symposium says, "I found my weirdos" and I can't tell y'all how happy I am about it!