Kite Builder & past Wind Climber Kite Club president
I began flying kites in 1988. I was hooked the very first time I flew a stunt kite. After years of collecting kites, I learned to sew my first kite at a 1994 workshop hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Wind Climber Kite Club. Soon after that I became an active member of the club. I helped organize several kite flying events and workshops. I was also editor of the club newsletter for several years. Most recently I was the kite club president for over eight years.
As a kite enthusiast, I also contribute event articles to AKA Kiting Magazine and some online magazines such as Kitelife and Gomberg Kites Updates. My articles include a story on Robert Brasington and another on a sewing technique known as appliqué. I also have an extensive Picasa photo album full of kiting events that I have attended.
After years of making multi line kites, and single line kites, I now concentrate more on original artwork for single line kites. I also enjoy creating new inflatable designs. Sometimes for our kite club workshops and sometimes just for personal satisfaction.
My kite travels have taken me to festivals and flying locations all over Ontario, Quebec and far beyond. Click on the high lighted cities that follow and you will see more of the kite articles articles that I have written. I have attended kiting events in Niagara Falls, NY, Ocean City, MD; Melbourne, FL; Baddeck NS; Dieppe NB; Varennes QC, Verdun, QC; Saint-Honore, QC; Swift Current, SK and Thunder Bay, ON.
Below are just some of the kites I have made over the years Email me if you have any questions
I also have some larger show piece kites for the big aerial display!