Originally from Western MA., Skip Redpath has always made his living in very structured, high stress environments. He spent eleven years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Air Traffic Controller where he lived and worked throughout the Southeast U.S., Hawaii, Japan and Vietnam. He also spent eighteen years as a Police Officer, sixteen on the streets in patrol and two as a detective. Both careers developed skills in precision and perception as well as an extremely keen sense of observation. However, what also developed was a strong need for balance in his life, a need for serenity and natural beauty. Throughout the years, Skip has been able to satisfy this need by creating things from wood.