A Little About Me
I am US Army Retired. I spent 23 years in the US Army Infantry. I am a Combat Veteran.
I live near Joliet, Montana, with my wife Kelly, and four children. I own and operate Perfect Image Taxidermy, where I mount big game, fish, upland birds, and some small game animals. Our mission statement is: “We make your outdoor memories come to life” by using the best supplies available to mount your trophy using updated techniques, in a timely fashion, using the same amount of care that we treat our own trophies with.
I also raise and train American Quarter Horses, which I then sell as ranch or performance horses. At any given time, I have 15-25 Quarter Horses on-site. I grew up on a ranch south of Bismarck, ND, where the value of hard work was instilled in me at an early age. My three brothers and I spent every summer putting up thousands of small square bales of hay, for the cattle and horses. Growing up like this gave me a love for the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and trapping, which is knowledge I am passing along to my kids.
My youngest boy, Easton, age 5, has been my right hand man since he was born. He is always in the taxidermy shop, garage, trap line or barn with me. Even as a baby, he came with me to the hayfields, where I kept our camper set up so I could get my haying done, while still caring for him. His love of learning keeps me busy answering questions all of the time.
I have coached peewee hockey, peewee rodeo, and baseball.
My family and faith in God are what keep me grounded. I believe things happen for a reason, and I was put here to help others. My Christian faith, and the Army values, are the things I live my life by. Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage are the Army values, and I can’t think of a better set of values to live by, and pass along to future generations.