Born into a desperate situation Shoeless Dave retreated daily into the forest for refuge. It can be said that Dave was raised by a forest in the Creator's care. For over 40 years Shoeless Dave has been studying and living from his spirit in natural environments, while seeking creative and personal freedom.
Folk Artist, Nature Freak, Spiritual Altruist
Barely emerging from a deeply traumatic childhood Shoeless Dave had a powerful spiritual awakening in high school that transformed his entire life...that and the influence of a childhood folk singing babysitter showed him how important creativity and nature are to people's health and life.
Speaking of which, artistically speaking Shoeless Dave specializes in traditional WOODLAND FOLK ART and NATURE, MUSICIAN, and ART PHOTOGRAPHY. He has also recently started an "EXILED" line of metal and leatherwork (wallets, knives w/sheaths, medicine bags, jewelry, etc.)
As a side note Dave is a retired EARTHSKILLS instructor who loves to pass on his lifetime of learning skills and forest knowledge to those who are interested.
A Spiritual Altruist at heart Shoeless Dave has volunteered in some of North America's most remote, suicidal, violent, and poor communities - always seeking an opportunity to help teenagers and young adults. Dave and Boho Mama are recognized elders, and in some cases surrogate parents) to many people.
When not visiting with people, making art, or teaching earthskills, Shoeless Dave can be found surfing/windsurfing and engaging in more boho pursuits. (He is Anishinaabe & South Saami)
Artist, Healer, and Surrogate Mama
BOHO MAMA, Shoeless Dave's better half, was born with an artist's eye and passion, and a spiritual thirst mere religion couldn't quench. She is also a gifted healer herself who offers unique perspectives, encouraging words, and practical guidance and support.
From a young age it was clear Boho Mama was destined to create. In high school, while fantasizing about becoming a folk singer, she made clothing for herself and her friends. Fashion and sewing would remain a lifelong passion - she still makes clothes, quilts and other necessities.
In college she was drawn to music, creative expression, and helping (and advocating for) teens and young adults - which she and Shoeless Dave have done ever since.
Then after partnering with Dave she began to explore many traditional crafts and skills - knitting, quilt making, canning, soap making and many other skills. As well as more modern arts like cake decorating and tattooing. Finally discovering her greatest joy and healing outlet - PAINTING.
In every community BOHO MAMA has ever lived she has been known for her warm loving heart, her hospitality (inspite of being an introvert), and contagious sense of humour.
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