was born and raised in northeastern ohio where he spent most of his childhood climbing trees and getting lost in the woods. He made his way across the country and into the great american desert where he met a friend and mentor who inspired him to pursue his passion for art and creative expression.
Damon has a degree in animation and a masters degree in wood sculpture from Arizona State University. He is the recipient of the Arizona State University Completion Fellowship, the Ed Moulthrop Fellowship in Craft, the Sam Maloof Scholarship, the Virginia Alpha Scholarship, the John and Robyn Horn Wood Turning Fellowship, and an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. He is published in numerous books and magazines and has received a Niche Award from the Rosen Group, publishers of American Craft Magazine.
Damon has held residencies at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee and Anderson Ranch in Colorado. He taught Wood Turning and Furniture Design at Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently an instructor at Arizona State University in Tempe where he lives and plays.