I have been tinkering, building & making things with my hands pretty much my entire life. There was always something in the back of his head, telling me that I would live off of my hands and creativity. Leather just happened to be the medium that I fell into.
I started leather working in 2012 to satisfy my desire to design and create, and my interest in old world trades led me to this medium. It all started as a hobby and a walk-in closet served as my workshop. I decided to open an Etsy shop and things started selling (the Etsy shop is still open today with more novelty type goods). It eventually snowballed and after 2 years of messing around and selling my wares, I was able to leave my corporate job.
So from my closet with my Dad's old Stanley retractable blade, some scrap leather and an ice pick to poke sewing holes, I organically grew my hobby into a fully functioning leather workshop and business.
As of July 8th, 2019 I have been a full time leather craftsman for 5 years.
I love leather because you can make anything out of it. It is endlessly utilitarian. Working out of my workshop in the heart of Denver, Colorado, I am constantly learning and trying to improve my craft and continue making products that are not just pleasing to the eye, but useful. My products are rustic and simple and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them.
Owner / Craftsman
P.S. Yes that is a real full blooded arctic wolf...no I am not a wolf whisperer. The photo was taken at the Colorado Wolf Sanctuary.