The idea of open landscapes around prehistoric burial mounds is founded on their topographical position and findings of plaggen clots within the hills at some sites.
However, it wasn’t until 2008 that he began making his own.
The soils and colluvia within a watershed below the burial mounds were investigated in six large exposures and additional auger cores.
The chronology is based on 21 AMS-radiocarbon dates, complemented by charcoal analysis and the content of selected heavy metals in the sediments.
He began his company in his parents garage selling rope bracelets to local vendors.
In mid-2010 he joined Instagram declaring, ‘I will honor my calling and trust in my heart, that my American made goods will inspire others American Dream.