I graduated in 1971. Went to michigan state 2 yrs studying science math. went to toronto ontario cananda to centenniel college 2 yrs and came back home to michigan and went to work with my grandfather building boats, kayaks and canoes and have carried on the family tradition ever since now for over 30 yrs. Even after building so many boats over the years I still keep wanting to build the perfect paddler or boat. Even though I have done so.