I moved to Maui in 1989 with some of my college buddies. I windsurfed almost every day while working evenings waiting tables at the Rusty Harpoon in Kaanapali. I would airbrush surfboards for the local shapers in the mornings before the wind would come up. One day a ceramic artist walked into my graphics studio. I helped him with his book; he helped me make my first Tiki Mug. I am now officially retired. I try to make it to Tiki Oasis every year and enjoy my tiki visitors who often end up eating pizza with me at the South Shore Tiki Lounge. I make mugs 5-6 days a week and fire them in a kiln in my garage. I have a couple online tiki mug sales a year and sell at 2-3 events. Life is good!