Bill Imler

   Bill was born on January 29, 1925. He began rockhounding in the 1950's, taking many field trips for the Boy Scouts, in the Southern California area, looking for fossils, petrified wood, agate, opal, and jasper. Later he developed woodcarving and wood sculpture skills. Then he was introduced to jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing. For the past seven years he developed lapidary skills, which were applied to small intarsiate pieces including Native American designs and animals.

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