Rob Benson is a retired teacher/school administrator. He started carving diamond willow with his grandfather at age 8. Over the years, he has carved diamond willow into walking sticks, canes, lamps, bed frames, and chairs. Rob classifies himself as a "generalist" when it comes to woodworking. He and his wife's log home is adorned with his handcrafted items including a dining table, woodturnings, and many other handcrafted/carved items.