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 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!
Sarah Darville works mostly in birds, mount preparation and product development but is also helpful in management and marketing as well as customer relations. She is also very talented with birds which is a blessing for us here. She is a Graduate of Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia with a Bachelors degree in Biology.
Chloe Smith is our most recent employee. Chloe started out as an intern with us late in the spring of 2021 and dedicated several hours a week after class and around her work schedule toward learning as much as she could . She made such an impression we hired her! She is a very talented flat artist and developed an interest in wildlife and taxidermy at a very early age. She has gained experience mounting gameheads (domestic and African) and birds and is good at all aspects of skinning, prep and finishing work. We are excited to have her.
Kyle Eckerle is not actively employed with us anymore but spent 3 years with us previously and still helps out from time time. He works primarily with birds but is well rounded and capable of working all aspects within the shop. He will always be a part of our family here and we still hold out some hope that he will be back on staff one day in the future.
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.