Trout started making things at an early age. In high school, he would make sandals from Weejuns for friends. He also made belts, wallets, and other leather pieces of art. It was when he moved to California and worked in the Greeks Leather Shop that he sharpened his skills.

Through the next years, he opened shops in Coral Gables, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. When he is not in his shop,Trout enjoys making music. He has been captivated by music ever since he sang with his Dad in church. For the last few years, Trout has been playing guitar and harmonica for the Statesboro Blues Band in many venues across Georgia.

Trout has always liked making art with nature or doing crazy art with wire, scrap metal, or wood. His beautiful jewelry can be seen at WildArt in Covington. Ask about Trout’s driftwood bottle holders and Vampire stakes.