I was born in Michigan in the summer of 1978, to Thomas Pool and Wanda Messer-Pool. 

Raised in Upper Michigan, I went to Iron Mountain High School, Bay College in Escanaba and then Northern Michigan University where I met Dale Wedig and began to learn Arts Crafts and Trades of Blacksmithing while studying for my Industrial Engineering Technology Degree.  

Later, working in a great deal of shifting economic environments, practicing the Trade in Hobby form to protect the Trades taught to me.  Foraging in the Messer Farms stead still to this day and living in Neenah, Wisconsin where I attend church and lodge and raising my children to be better and stronger in Heart, Love, Faith and Trades.