I am blessed to have earned a living creatively for most of my life. I studied graphic design and commercial art in my youth but music became my main vocation and I took to the road for almost 15 years as a professional musician and later a singer/songwriter. My artistic passion eventually led me to become a tattoo artist and in this capacity I have worked and owned my own studio for over 25 years. Having long had a curiosity with pioneering arts and skills I began blacksmithing as a hobby and now operate a blacksmith shop on our 60 acre homestead in the mountains of British Columbia. I have studied in a number of spiritual disciplines from the Vedic tradition to Tibetan Buddhism to Shamanism and Native spirituality in Canada, the US, India and Nepal. My writings in my recent novel, "Spirit Talker - The Legend of Nakosis" reflect a synthesis of spiritual wisdom drawn from these many traditions.