THOMAS WILLIAMS  An experienced hunter, loving father, and to keep a long story short...

THOMAS WILLIAMS

An experienced hunter, loving father, and to keep a long story short...

 COURTNEY SHAHEEN  Courtney Shaheen was born and raised in San Antonio and Boerne. She grew up hunting and fishing with her father and brother. Courtney graduated from Texas State University in 2010 with a degree in Fine Arts and emphasis in sculpture. Between hunting, fishing, and making art, she knew taxidermy was the field she wanted to be in. After spending five years in retail management, she finally made the leap to full time taxidermist in 2013. Courtney specializes in cats and other small mammals.

COURTNEY SHAHEEN

Courtney Shaheen was born and raised in San Antonio and Boerne. She grew up hunting and fishing with her father and brother. Courtney graduated from Texas State University in 2010 with a degree in Fine Arts and emphasis in sculpture. Between hunting, fishing, and making art, she knew taxidermy was the field she wanted to be in. After spending five years in retail management, she finally made the leap to full time taxidermist in 2013. Courtney specializes in cats and other small mammals.

 SHANNON MERCADO  Born in North Carolina, her family moved to Texas when stationed at Ft. Hood and then Randolph AFB. She received her BFA at the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus in printmaking. Clearly animal obsessed, her house is a zoo full of cats and dogs, and her artwork focuses on animal subjects.

SHANNON MERCADO

Born in North Carolina, her family moved to Texas when stationed at Ft. Hood and then Randolph AFB. She received her BFA at the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus in printmaking. Clearly animal obsessed, her house is a zoo full of cats and dogs, and her artwork focuses on animal subjects.

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DYLAN YELEY

Dylan grew up in Indiana before pursuing an education in Oklahoma, then finally making his way to Texas. He grew up hunting and trapping, so taxidermy was a natural fit for him. He oversees our base and habitat department.  

 ADAM GARDINER  Adam Gardiner, a New Braunfels resident, enjoys creating art which includes: creating skull carvings, leather working and airbrushing taxidermy for Double Nickle.

ADAM GARDINER

Adam Gardiner, a New Braunfels resident, enjoys creating art which includes: creating skull carvings, leather working and airbrushing taxidermy for Double Nickle.

 SIMONE LONGE  Simone was born in Austin and raised in San Marcos. She received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Texas State University in 2016 and developed a passion for taxidermy after interning at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. She is particularly interested in small mammal taxidermy. While not doing taxidermy, Simone enjoys caring for her pet rats and tarantulas.

SIMONE LONGE

Simone was born in Austin and raised in San Marcos. She received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Texas State University in 2016 and developed a passion for taxidermy after interning at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. She is particularly interested in small mammal taxidermy. While not doing taxidermy, Simone enjoys caring for her pet rats and tarantulas.

 CILENA MIGURA  Born and raised in Katy Texas. She graduated from Texas State University with bachelors of fine arts for graphic design. Her dream of working in special effects for the movies and her love of hunting drove her to seek out the art of taxidermy as a career.

CILENA MIGURA

Born and raised in Katy Texas. She graduated from Texas State University with bachelors of fine arts for graphic design. Her dream of working in special effects for the movies and her love of hunting drove her to seek out the art of taxidermy as a career.