Jeff Spangler was born in the midwest to artist parents and moved to No. California in his teens. He has lived in the wilds of Mendocino county for most of his life. He recently migrated to the Santa Barbara area where he continues his work. Jeff is a Jade hunter / sculptor / jeweler working almost exclusively with true Jade [Nephrite]. He is a self taught carver that has been working in many mediums, metal, wood, ivory, etc. for many years, but an accidental encounter with stone carving, Serpentine, got him on the path of Jade fifteen years ago.