Paul was born in Calgary, Alberta on April 25, 1974. At the age of six, his family moved
to the picturesque community of Crawford Bay, British Columbia. Growing up surrounded
by the breathtaking beauty of the Kootenay region’s mountains and lakes instilled in Paul a love of nature that inspires much of his art to this day.
At the age of 15, Paul began his blacksmithing apprenticeship at the Kootenay Forge
under the mentorship of John Smith. When Paul was 20 years old, he became the head
blacksmith at Fort Steele Heritage Town, just outside of Cranbrook, BC.
In 2001, at the age of 26, Paul began his own blacksmithing business with six employees. Today, Paul lives with his wife and two children in Cranbrook, BC. Family
and community involvement are the most important elements of Paul’s life.