I am Jack N Haynes, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. I live in the Choctaw tribal area, which consists of 10.5 counties in the southeast corners of Oklahoma. This is where I have lived most of my life. I have done many things in my life. I was in the Navy as well as being a carpenter, machinist, draftsman, firefighter EMT, forklift operator, and explosives operator. I retired as a firefighter after a five-story building collapsed on me and I lost my left leg. After I recovered I went to work at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and retired as an explosives operator after 21 years of government service. Now that I am retired, I can devote more time to my woodcarvings. I have carved wood for most of my life. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have a pocketknife in my pocket, even before I started school. Woodcarving has always been my passion.
306 Rock Road, McAlester, OK 74501, USA