Doug and Judy moved to Central Oregon in 1989 when Doug was hired at a local wood products corporation. Judy started doing crafts shortly after the move, mostly as a way to keep busy and to meet people.
In 1996, Doug made his first metal sculpture and The Rustic Garden was born.
During the first year as Doug built metal items, Judy dabbled in wood crafts. At the end of 1998, Doug purchased a Plasma cutter for Judy and taught her how to use it. Now the two of them spend all their free time together... in the shop.
Besides producing and selling their metal menagerie, they enjoy traveling (on the "88" Heritage they own, weather permitting), music, gardening and spending time with their 5 granddaughters.