I am a 6th generation Navajo silversmith, raised in Crownpoint and Manuelito, NM. My eldest brother encouraged me to take up the family tradition in 2005. Before that I worked in the construction industry for about a decade shortly after graduating Crownpoint High School in 1995. Transitioning into silversmithing was natural. I've always enjoyed working with my hands, being able to build and create works of art with the help of tools and equipment is a long standing profession that anyone can take pride in. I currently live in Rio Rancho, NM with my beautiful wife Melvina and our lovely daughters Jessi and Kaci.