IMG_1250I got into wood burning in 2015 after not being able to really find my niche in paint or graphite. There’s something about the permanency of burning wood that is high-risk, high-reward artistically speaking. Besides woodworking and wood burning, I am a tatted up math instructional designer spending my days creating curriculum and working on plenty of other projects. I greatly enjoy curriculum design and bring my artistic flair to that line of work as well. If I’m not creating something with my hands, you’ll find me writing, or adventuring with my wife, doing all manner of active, outdoorsy nonsense like climbing and foot golf. While education is my job, creating is my passion. One that I strive to improve and further each day.

The name “Until Lions” is a shortened version of the phrase adorning my inner bicep: until lions 3“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.”  This business and artistic mindset I have developed came out of a difficult time in my life.  This phrase reminds me daily to keep picking myself up out of the dirt and brushing off the pain.  I strive to find the “lions” in the every day and when possible, burn them into wood to create beautiful pieces worthy of hanging on a wall.

Thank you for visiting my portfolio and do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in the creation of a custom wood burning piece.