A Montana native, Jeff says, “I love the wilderness and all things wild.” That love inspires his artistry. Jeff’s career began in 1985, and in 1996, his beloved Bearfoots® collection was born. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Jeff says he’s “just ‘bearly’ getting started!” Crafted entirely by hand, Bearfoots® have taken many forms, such as hand-cast figurines, cookie jars, flower planters and more! Jeff’s work expands beyond wood carvings to include a collection of bears cast in bronze from his original sculpts. He says, “There’s a permanence that I fell in love with when working with clay and seeing it evolve into the finished sculpture.” But Jeff says woodcarving is his true passion: “I’ve always enjoyed working with wood and began by sculpting large woodcarvings ... I’ve carved bears standing 20 feet tall.” Jeff’s original and commissioned work has shipped around the world, found in most National Parks and even Disney World. Today, Jeff and his family work together at his Bear Country Studio and Gallery in Kalispell, Montana. An avid outdoorsman, Jeff, and his family enjoy all the adventures Montana has to offer.