Born in 1985, Cory has spent his entire life on Maui. In his daily life he’s a firefighter — currently working on MFD’s Rescue Company — who enjoys creating artwork as a counter-balance to his fire career.
Cory says, “Most of the inspiration for my art comes from my favorite hobbies, surfing and spearfishing. Growing up on Maui it’s impossible to ignore the ocean and all things that come with it. We are so blessed to have some of the most beautiful local wood to work with, too. Some of my inspiration comes from the wood, as the shape and figure of every piece will often dictate what it should become.”