My name is Leon Edmiston and I was born and raised in Tiona, PA. I graduated from Warren Area High School in 1966 and was drafted into the army in 1968. I am a Vietnam Vet, B Company3/60 Ninth Infantry Division. Thirty-five years of my life have been spent working in the oil fields for Pennzoil, PGE, and ARG. I have lived in Sheffield for 34 years with my wife Nancy. We have five children, thirteen grandchildren, and were recently blessed with our first great grandchild.
I got started with wood intersia following knee surgery six years ago. My brother Dan thought I needed something to fill my time. Dan, who passed away this past November, also worked on wood intersia. I have shown my work at several craft shows, at The Shed in Scandia, and at Presents and Posies in Sheffield. Dan and I also had a showing at the Warren Public.