As a youth Roger grew up in Oshkosh Wisconsin but spent his summers and weekends at the family cabin on Round Lake near Wild Rose. His love for the outdoors inspired him to do scenery sketches and to photograph scenery and wildlife. His early travels took him to Montana and Alaska where he spent three years pursuing his photography interests. As with many outdoor enthusiasts he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. He also enjoys working with wood which along with his artistic abilities led to woodburning art or pyrography in the mid 1980s. There being no pyrography classes available, many hours were spent experimenting to get the right technique and shading effects. In 1995 he and his wife moved into a home which he built on the the same land that the cabin of his youth was on. In 2003 he retired from his job as an engineer and quality control manager of a furniture factory to pursue his desire for creating wildlife woodburning art. His art has been displayed in art galleries and gift shops throughout centeral and northern Wisconsin.
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