He has a heart as warm as wood. Finally, we got to interview Rusty. After many encounters at The Stick in the Mud Coffee House and really getting to know each other, I feel as if we are becoming close as family. Dave Evans, owner of the Stick was the one who nominated Rusty way back when I got into Sooke. Having lived here for about 34 years now, Rusty’s pieces are all around Sooke including his first big connection and start here at the Sooke Harbour House. Just about everybody who is involved with the town knows Rusty or of his work and no suprise why. He cares not only about wood and design but also about life and people, being versed in homeopathy and health related cures also. We need a guy like this and many more like him in Sooke. Visiting his workshop was a pleasure and being welcomed into his amazing cedar built house was so nice. Thanks for being a Gem Rusty!