When I was young my mom always gardened, so I used to help her. I dabbled here and there, but really did not get into it until I was in my late 20’s and early 30’s. Most of my experience was just learning as I went. I gathered most of what I know from working at Mulberry Creek. I’ve been a hairstylist for 33 years, and I work in the catering department at “Progressive Field”. I am currently in culinary school, and I cater on the side, specializing in gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and food allergies. I decorate, table scape, and do all the floral arrangments. When I finish my culinary degree, I plan to attend “Tri C” to get my event planning certification, as well as a degree to interpret sign language and Spanish. I have earned medals in culinary contests, as well as competitive Irish dancing. I perform with the Murphy Irish Arts Center in Beachwood, OH. I got acquainted with Mulberry Creek after I learned about faery gardening. At first, I thought it was one of the stupidest things I had ever heard, but now I’m known as the faery garden guy, go figure. I design faery gardens and teach classes for Mulberry Creek and the MetroParks. I do home faery gardening parties for adults and kids alike. I also love doing crafty things, creating (like decorative painting), and spending time with family and friends. What I love about gardening is it makes me feel close to God and nature. It’s like birthing living things that you know are good for you and the environment.