Epp grew up
in Marion Junction, Alabama
where he was raised by his father, a skilled furniture maker and carpenter.
bird dogs for over fifty years, and was inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame.
After retiring from field trials in 1986, he worked for the Rollins family on
their Florida Yeehaw Plantation training dogs for fifteen years.
Yeehaw Plantation motivated Epp to follow his father’s wood craft. He was
inspired by the beauty of the wood that surrounded him every day. In the
beginning, he worked mostly with wood that was blown down by storms. Epp uses
his father’s tools, which has brought satisfaction and a real connection to his