Monte Spinker's Profile
Artisan and Master Carver, Monte Spinker was born in East Dundee, Illinois. He began carving approximately 25 years ago and is totally self taught. He started out doing duck decoys for a hobby. When he retired from Prudential Insurance, he knew he needed to do something to supplement his income. Little did he know at the time, that the one thing he enjoyed most --- carving --- would provide the added income he needed.
He and his wife moved to Gun Barrel City, TX in 1998. At that time he came up with a birdhouse idea, (with some thanks to his wife) that is a handcarved face and the birds fly up the nose! This is what he has become most well known for. He copyrighted this idea in 1999 and his career in woodcarving truly began. He started out with just one fairly simply face and it grew from there. Today, he has designed close to a 100 different faces. You name it, he either…
- Born on January 3
- Joined July 11, 2008