Ken Strycharz worked for General Motors in Trenton as a tool and die maker for 32 years before retiring. He began attending carving demonstrations at Baymen’s Museum by the lake and took a bufflehead carving class in 1999 instructed by Malcolm Robinson and George Murray. Since then, Ken has taken several other classes on shorebirds, ducks, fish, miniatures, and santas taught by various seaport carvers. He likes to try carving different subjects such as dogs, pigs, and snowmen, rather than staying with one subject. Ken is a lifetime member of the Seaport and regularly volunteers at Seaport.