I was born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised through my formative years in Six Nations Reserve just outside of Brantford, Ontario. I was raised on the Pow-Wow trail and learned to make various types of traditional crafts from a very young age. Later in my teens I attended BEALart Vocational School in London, Ontario. Beal gave me the foundation to pursue art as a career. A few years after finishing at Beal with a special arts certificate in sculptural design I moved to Thunder Bay with my new little family. I attended Lakehead University graduating in 2005 with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 2012 I finished my professional year of teacher’s college from Lakehead University. I work independently as both an artist and educator in school boards across Ontario.
Design of works include 2 venue sites at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. My work with the Olympics included a bottle design for Coca-Cola. I was even fortunate to attend the Olympics as a guest at the arts opening and Artist Market during the games itself. I have also received an Aboriginal Youth Achievement recognition award in 2007 and the Northwestern Ontario Visionary Award, “Top 20 under 40,” through the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce in 2012. I have had gallery exhibitions across Ontario including the "4 from 6" exhibition that was shown throughout southern Ontario.
I recently recieved the Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Award for Artist of the year 2014 and currently working on a graphic novel series due to be released in the next year.
I currently teach Arts and Culture education throughout the city of Thunder Bay and the North Western Ontario region.
Most importantly I live in Thunder Bay with my beautiful wife Ronalda and my three awesome children.
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