I was born in East York and left school in grade nine to go to work. Over the years I tried my hand at various things including humane wild animal control, fitness membership sales, trophies and engraving, plastics fabrication, metal fabrication, machining, and welding. I fell into bows by chance after deciding to fix up an old violin I had. I rehaired the two bows that were in the case but then decided to make one of my own imagination.  Bowmaking is a fairly obscure art and the specialized nature of this kind of work appealed to me. I enjoy collecting books, particularly science books, of which the most interesting holdings among my collection are a very good condition quarter calf, calf corner, gilded lettering, and marbled first edition of Augustus De Morgan's 1842 The Differential and Integral Calculus, by Baldwin and Cradock; The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton, Cambridge University Press, edited by D.T. Whiteside, 1967-1981, volumes 1 through 8; and Albert Einstein: A Biographical Portrait, by Anton Reiser 1930, Albert & Charles Boni, New York, 1st edition. Although I make bows, which would perhaps imply I play the violin, the guitar is my first instrument to play, by no small margin. My main influence is James Marshall Hendrix.