American Eccentrics is my project based on interviewing & making video(s) of individuals or groups I find unique, creative, hardworking, and interesting. 

American Eccentrics

Warren Berkowitz: Warren is the manager of The Good Life Center. The Good Life Center is the last homestead of authors Helen & Scott Nearing who were icons in the back-to-the-land movement in the 1960s and 1970s. They were early adopters and advocates for vegetarianism and environmentalism, living completely off what they built and grew in their garden.

Belle Hilmer: Belle is the owner of Maine Leather Co., located in Portland, Maine where she creates leather goods stiched strictly by hand. 

Dave Fisher: Dave is Blacksmith who specializes in antique  reproductions & a variety of different custom work. Dave owns & operates Fisher Forge out of Hamburg, PA.

Cathy GallagherCathy is a baker & owner of The Cottage Bakery ( Desserts by Design) in Three Mile Bay, New York. The Cottage Bakery is unique in its own way of working completely on the self-serve honor system. The assorted goods offered here are baked fresh daily.

Mike PelusoMike is a creative glass blower located in Elizabethtown, PA. As well as creating some of the most unique & colorful glass, he also hosts a glass blowing class out of his workshop.

Dru: For the past 10 years, Dru has been an underground cannabis grower and distributor around New York State, serving an average of 100 people.