Expressons of Wildlife offers full service in all areas of taxidermy with considerable experience in North American and African Big Game, birds, fish replicas.
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Ken Darville is an award winning taxidermist with more than 30 years of experience in the Taxidermy industry. He is the co-founder and co-owner of Expressions of Wildlife and is the primary instructor under the Taxidermy Tech program. He is a Pensacola Native, Tate High School Graduate...and proud Grandpa of 4 with number 5 on the way!
Valerie Darville is the co-founder and co-owner of Expressions of Wildlife Taxidermy and Taxidermy Tech. Her duties include purchasing and invoicing as well as bird prep. She is a Pensacola Native and Tate High School Graduate... Miss Valerie loves her Grandbabies more than anything in the world!
Sarah Darville works mostly in mount preparation and product development but is also helpful in management and marketing as well as customer relations. She is a Graduate of Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia with a Bachelors degree in Biology.
Andrew Hurd joined us in his full time role in January and has quickly become a very valued member of the team. He is the proverbial "right hand" to our day to day operation keeping momentum on local customer work, especially during training weeks. We are blessed to have him.
Kyle Eckerle works primarily with birds but is well rounded and capable of working all aspects within the shop. He plays a critical role in our production capability and we have big plans for him and his future as a staff taxidermist with our company as we continue to grow.
Customers, students and visitors to our shop were often greeted by Dip Stick who was previously our Director of Security at Expressions of Wildlife. Mr Stick started with the company shortly after opening in 2014. He had proven himself a valuable employee as evident from the many Employee of the Month Awards he attained during his tenure. On June 6, 2018, Dip Stick passed away from feline leukemia. He is a forever a part of our business and our lives. We will miss him dearly. Rest in peace my friend.