Born and raised in Norman, Mariah graduated from The University of Oklahoma and went on to become an arborist in the family business, recently becoming Oklahoma’s first female ISA Board Certified Master Arborist! While working with trees every day, she became aware of the excess wood that could be used to create beautiful jewelry and projects. She crafts in her spare time and continues caring for Oklahoma's trees in her career. She enjoys honoring nature in her creative works with wood. Mariah also moonlights as the stilt-walking performer "Mother Nature" - a walking tree lady!
Don Menzie is the owner of Tree Wizard Tree service and, like Mariah, recognized the value in the wood the company comes across in their daily operations. He invested in a mill and built a kiln to begin producing slabs. In this way, he hopes to bring a little slice of nature to people's homes.