Hometown: Houma, LA
Gene began carving in 1986 with a strong desire to bring to others the wonders of nature he has witnessed in the marshes and swamps of South Louisiana. He presently competes at the world level at the Ward’s World Championship and is judging at that competition. He took his retirement in 1997 to enjoy his art form and teach others how to pursue their talents in the art. He has been juries into some of the most prestigious art shows in the country.