Hello everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jeremiah Reddinger. Most people call me Jerry. I am 33 years old.I started taxidermy at a very young age but my work wasn’t very good so I decided to go
to PA Institute of Taxidermy in 2004. Just out of school, I opened my own shop and have been part time ever since. As for my full time job, I am a carpenter and work with my father and uncle. As of right now, I am happy with both my jobs but in a few years from now I hope to be a full time taxidermist.
   Since I’ve gotten out of taxidermy school, I have never missed a State Show which is where I give most of the credit to my success as a taxidermist. I have also competed at every single one of them. I will always find
myself competing just to better myself. I strongly recommend to everyone that they should compete. Not
for the ribbons or the fame but for the learning experience. I’ve always said, “You will only be as good as you
want to be”. So set your sights high; compete every chance you get, to better yourself. Aside from taxidermy, I enjoy hunting. I like archery most of all. I spend countless hours practicing long range out to 100 yards. In the
spring and early summer is when I spend every chance I can chasing after Musky. To me there is no greater rush than to catch these monster fish.
    I am blessed to have a wonderful family. My wife Jen and my two children Parker and Paisley all enjoy the same things I do. In closing, I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me out in any way to get me
where I am today, and I hope to help others the way they have helped me.