My first attempt at a pond was a blue kiddie pool buried in the ground for my pet ducks. I think I was about 7 years old. I had a brief radio career and 10 yearsâ€™ experience building tenant improvements in malls across the western United States. Jump ahead 22 years, and my second pond was built. (I try not to rush into these things.) I then studied horticulture for a while, and in 1995, I started Avalon Nursery. Over the next few years, I converted the two acres into a pond and water garden store. The land owners sold the property, so I closed the store and focused on pond construction, becoming Avalon Ponds. In 2007, I started working for David Duensing and have since traveled the U.S. and Caribbean extensively working on amazing projects for him and Anthony Archer-Wills. (I know, Iâ€™m a horrible name dropper.) As of 2014, Iâ€™m mostly working for myself in Washington and will still travel if needed. So call me!