With people closest to us it’s not unusual to take for granted the lessons, wisdom and what they have imparted to us as just a common thing and assume, “doesn’t everyone else know that?” Mostly, we don’t think about the uniqueness of who they are and of what they bring us.

Today is a special day; it’s Wayne’s 65th birthday. I know he will not be amused at me telling the world how much a shining star he is, our hero, our ace, but on this day the prestigious North American Fur Auctions (NAFA) has awarded Wayne with a special recognition.

NAFA has awarded Wayne Schigol a Certificate of Recognition acknowledging his exemplary fur handling, placing him in the top 5% of Wild Fur handlers in North America. This is a unique award as it is the first of its kind.

NAFA is the second largest fur auction house in the world, and the largest in North America, with a tradition in excellence dating back to 1670 and its Hudson Bay Company roots. Today, NAFA offers the world’s fur buyers the largest and most comprehensive collection of high quality Wild Fur.

Constantly integrating his passions for the outdoors into our lifestyle, the pursuit of excellence prevails in all that he does. Happy Birthday sweetheart and to another year young!