I was born in Bellevue, Sask in 1961. Building steps on the family home at 13 years old started my interest in woodworking. What followed was 35 years in the cabinet industry. Making “on of a kind” pieces have always been my favourites. A few years ago I started making sailboats and rowboats I designed myself after extensive reading over many years. While the lines and shapes of these are rewarding, stand-up paddleboards offer a greater opportunity for creativity. It starts with baying lumber and seeing the grain and color once it is cut-up. The variations are extensive. Clear and knotty cedar, aspen, roasted aspen and mahogany are some of the woods used. Wood inlays are used on some boards. All work is done by hand with no two boards being the same. For more info, go to Prairie Wood Boats website.