Helgi Eyjolfsson was born in a small farming community in Saskatchewan and it was there that he began his love of working with wood. After university he worked in the Canadian Armed Forces and with Corrections Canada as Prison Warden and Director General of Security. In retirement he enjoys working with exotic woods from around the world and specializes in crafting wall art incorporating exotic wood inlays. His workshop overlooks mountains, water and vineyards in Kelowna, B.C. and is a refuge for the spiritual nurturing of his soul and the handcrafting of his creative ideas.