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 Brent                    




 : Originally from Heartland, Michigan, Brent grew up playing hockey and helping his Grandpa in his machine shop. He and Jaime moved to Crested Butte in 2003 to take advantage of the amazing outdoor recreation possibilities. Brent is passionate about snowboarding and rafting. He has been lucky enough to run the Grand Canyon two seasons in a row. His philosophy is that there's never an off-season... Watch the Gunni around St.Patrick's Day and you might see Brent boating in the snow! Brent attended Michigan Tech University and has a degree in Engineering Design from Mott Community College.  Brent's specializes in functional design including: architectural trim, railings, furniture, brackets, raft frames, and fire pans.
Originally from Heartland, Michigan, Brent grew up playing hockey and helping his Grandpa in his machine shop. He and Jaime moved to Crested Butte in 2003 to take advantage of the amazing outdoor recreation possibilities. Brent is passionate about snowboarding and rafting. He has been lucky enough to run the Grand Canyon two seasons in a row. His philosophy is that there's never an off-season... Watch the Gunni around St.Patrick's Day and you might see Brent boating in the snow! Brent attended Michigan Tech University and has a degree in Engineering Design from Mott Community College. Brent's specializes in functional design including: architectural trim, railings, furniture, brackets, raft frames, and fire pans.

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 Jaime                   




 : Born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Jaime grew up in the small town of Brevort. Her interest in art started very young, She began making jewelry in grade school to sell at bluegrass shows.  Passionate about the outdoors, she and Brent moved to Crested Butte in 2003. Jaime enjoys rafting and cross-country skiing with their son John and dog Lu. She has recently found an outlet for her stilt-walking and has unofficially joined the Circus. Jaime attended Finlandia University where she studied Fine Art with and intensive on ceramics.  Since moving to the Gunnison Valley, Jaime has worked as a Floral Designer for more than five years and teaches adult pottery classes at the Gunnison Arts Center. She also received her Master Gardener's Certificate from the CSU Extension.  Jaime enjoys photography and costume making, but her specialties include: Custom tile, gauged earrings, one of a kind stone and ceramic jewelry, and floral design.
Born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Jaime grew up in the small town of Brevort. Her interest in art started very young, She began making jewelry in grade school to sell at bluegrass shows. Passionate about the outdoors, she and Brent moved to Crested Butte in 2003. Jaime enjoys rafting and cross-country skiing with their son John and dog Lu. She has recently found an outlet for her stilt-walking and has unofficially joined the Circus. Jaime attended Finlandia University where she studied Fine Art with and intensive on ceramics. Since moving to the Gunnison Valley, Jaime has worked as a Floral Designer for more than five years and teaches adult pottery classes at the Gunnison Arts Center. She also received her Master Gardener's Certificate from the CSU Extension. Jaime enjoys photography and costume making, but her specialties include: Custom tile, gauged earrings, one of a kind stone and ceramic jewelry, and floral design.
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