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Expressons of Wildlife offers full service in all areas of taxidermy with considerable experience in North American and African Big Game, birds, fish replicas.


See our Training Page for more information on opportunities to Learn Taxidermy and start your new career, part job or  hobby.

Ken Darville is an award winning taxidermist with nearly 35 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, a US Army Veteran and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He is a proud Grandpa of 5!


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! 


Chloe Smith has been with us for 2 years evolving her skills to the position of Senior Staff Taxidermist and Adjunct Instructor. She is an excellent taxidermist and an exceptional instructor. Chloe started out skinning animals at a very early age  and began her professional career with  us as an intern while still in High School.  She has gained experience mounting gameheads (domestic and African) and birds and is good at all aspects of skinning, prep and finishing work.  



Chris Reed works primarily in tannery operations, gameheads and product development and has alrerady proven to be an excellent instructor. Chris has worked off and on with us in a part time role over the last several years but came to us full time in January or 2023. In additiona to his taxidermy skills he has excellent mechanical skills and can build or fabricate just about any thing. 


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.

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