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Ken Marvel with handmade paddleboard

Board Builder Story: Ken Marvel

Board Builder Story: Ken Marvel, Marvel Boards and Boats 

Ken Marvel with handmade paddleboardHere’s a bit of Ken’s story in Ken’s words:

“I began working with wood again in Sarasota first as a hobby to free my spirit of the stresses of a busy career in 2015.  Though I enjoyed immensely the process of restoring our 1957 Fleetform runabout, it was not the same as starting with raw materials and creating something original.  As I had not had the ability to focus enough time on my creative outlets, the need to create again was growing…but this time I wanted to focus on creations that allowed the user to interact with our beautiful natural world on something natural and hand-crafted. 

Rory Sheldon with handmade paddleboard

Board Builder Story: Rory Sheldon

Board Builder Story: Rory Sheldon

Rory Sheldon with handmade paddleboardHere’s a bit of Rory’s story:

Rory was born in Monterey California and came from a military family that moved often. His coming of age years were spent on Kauai Hi where he learned to surf.  Rory’s dad and granddad were both woodworkers and he feels it’s in his genes. Rory is a super creative individual and started making art at an early age and has always found it to be a peaceful refuge from everyday life.