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About Me
     My name is Michelle Burkholder. I live in Mill Run, PA with my husband & 2 boys, Joe & Nick. This is also where I have owned & opersted my full-time taxidermy business since 1993. I like to hunt & fish. I enjoy drawing, crafts,gardening, and spending time with my family and our dogs.
     Though I have been a life member of the PTA for much longer, I have onlybeen competing since 2005. I have been very fortunate while competing. At the West Virginia Taxidermists Association Competition and Convention I won the VanDyke's Most Original and Creative Presentation Award in 2006 and 2007. At Eastern Regional Competition 2007, which is hosted by the Maryland Taxidermy Association, I won the McKenzie Taxidermists' Choice Best Life-size Mammal Award, and the Van Dyke's Most Original and Creative Presentation Award. At the NTA Convention and Competition 2007 in Louisville, KY, I won the Delia Akeley Award.
     At the Virginia Taxidermy Association State Competition and Convention 2008, I won the Les Harper Best Bear Award, Judges' Choice Best of Category Professional Large Mammal Award, and the prestigious Breakthrough Award. I am very honored to be chosen for these awards.