Born and raised on the East Coast, Skye came west nearly thirty years ago. He lived on windward O`ahu for nine years, and then taught English in Japan for a few years before moving to Volcano over fifteen years ago. Skye is a builder by trade and does his carving by night.
Wood carving is only one of his creative outlets involving trees. Skye also designs and builds tree homes—real, fully functioning adult dwellings built on and around live `ōhi`a trees. Occupants overlook ‘lawns’ of hapu‘u fronds.