I first became involved with jade in the spring of 1970. Since then I have owned and worked several mining claims, learned to dive underwater for jade, and hiked and prospected a wide range of territory.
The Big Sur Jade Company was founded in 1979. I had a commercial shop in Gorda for 13 years and Pacific Valley for three years until it burned down in 1995. In the last few years I have built this new shop where I live. Until recently this was simply my place to create. Now it also functions as a commercial site.