My name is Griffin Gonzalez. I am 5 years old (will turn 6 in January) and live in Lebanon Pa with my dad, Fred Gonzalez, my mom Susie and my sister Mackenzie. I like to hang out in my dad’s shop and have my own little corner in the shop where I have my own stuff to mount. I just finished mounting my first deer. I hope to mount another deer with the help of my dad for maybe even a competition. I competed for the first time in April at the West Virginia Show. I competed with a reproduction milk snake that I painted and did the habitat all myself. I received a trophy and a ribbon at the competition. I then took that same snake to the Cabela’s mini show in September and received a red ribbon for my snake.

I really like to compete and hope to compete more as I get older and learn more. Besides doing taxidermy I like to go fishing and hunting with my dad. I went in a tree stand with my dad hunting during deer season this year for the first time and really enjoyed that. We even saw some deer. I also like to baseball, fishing, riding bike and building things.