Whit is grateful to be the 2015-2016 Rawhide Fellow for the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association. In 2008, Whit was awarded the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) Scholarship. Through the scholarship program, Whit was fortunate enough to be able to study under Nate Wald, a TCAA Braider. Whit has made the most of the time he has been able to spend with other braiders and values the techniques that have been passed down to him.
You can find his work at art shows such as Trappings of Texas, Trappings of the American West, and the Elko Poetry Gathering as well as on collectors’ walls, and being used by cowboys all over the country.
Whit and his wife, Megan, live in Southeastern South Dakota.
“It’s been said that only God and a rawhide braider can bring a dead cow back to life,” he jokes. “My only goal is to be the best rawhide braider I can be, have a style that’s unique to me, and do my counterpart justice.” -Ranch & Reata, January 2013, Page 50