J.R. Rymut’s interest in taxidermy was borne of a love of natural history museums & a deep reverence for animals.
J.R. received a fine art degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, after which they studied taxidermy & tanning in Montana. They moved to Nevada to work in one of the most esteemed taxidermy studios in the country, where they were thrilled to collaborate on the largest & most eye-catching installations on display at the Safari Club International convention.
J.R. enthusiastically took their dream job as a museum diorama fabricator, working in Washington, Arizona, & Missouri. They feel honored to have worked with a skilled team of craftspeople building exhibits for natural history museums, aquariums, scientific institutions, & interpretive centers nationwide.
However, having camped in Joseph Oregon years prior, J.R. couldn’t shake the desire to move to Wallowa County. After years of daydreaming, they took the leap. They couldn’t be happier to be a part of this rural community, & to be your local taxidermist.
Their favorite animal is the pronghorn antelope, which they love to remind everyone, is not in fact an antelope.