Forksville Trading Post
Rt 87 & Main Street
Forksville, PA. 18616
The Forksville Trading Post
Your One Stop Shop for Native American Crafts,
Tattooing & Body Piercing, Welding, Antiques, Books,
Magazines, Scuba Diving and Hiking Guide Services,
Commercial and Scuba Diving Services to include
Underwater Salvage, Prospecting, Treasure Hunting, Photography,
Scuba Diver Training Open Water Diver through Dive Supervisor
and we now have Inner Tube and Bicycle Rentals to make
Your Summer Endless Mountain Experience
More Enjoyable, call or stop in for details.
I was Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and went to Jules E. Mastbaum A.V.T.S Majoring in Electricity/Electronics
and Miniored in Drafting. I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1980 and served my country until I was Discharged in Sept 1983.
I worked for SEPTA and went to Airco Tech to earn my Welding Certification. I started my Tattoo apprenticeship in 1984 and learned the
Tattoo Trade at night while working days for SEPTA repairing Trolley Cars. I finished my apprenticeship for Tattooing in 1988 and started
Body Piercing in 1994 which was a new area that went with Tattooing.
I moved to Sullivan County in 1991. I then started following my Native Heritage and am a member of the Eastern Delaware Nations and find
peace and harmony through Native Prayers and Ceramonies. In 1991 I worked as a Welder and Millwright for Consolodated Equipment Errectors until I found work locally. I then worked for Coal Works and Taylor Packing as a Welder and Mechanic until getting hired at Procter & Gamble in 1998 where I worked until 2004.
I took up Scuba Diving in 2003 and am currently hold PADI OW, AOW, Rescue and Nitrox Diver, PDIC Search & Recovery, Wreck Diver Certifications and in 2004 I decided to combine my Welding Skills with my love of Diving and went to school for Commercial Diving.
I started Commercial Diver Training at Louisiana Technical College Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City, Louisiana in Feb of 2004 tattooing and Body Piercing to put myself through school. I graduated top of my class with a 97.6% average for the whole course. I returned to Sullivan County in July of 2004 and started looking for a location to start a unique business with Services from Land and Sea and in 2005 the Forksville Trading Post was born. Stop in and visit my shop it is a one of a kind place with something for everyone.
In Jan 2006 I attended EMT-B, CPR and AED Training in Sullivan County, PA and now am a member of Hillsgrove Ambulance and Forksville Vol Fire Co. I am also a Certified Wildland Fire Fighter with DCNR PA-130, S-190, FI-110, P-101 and I-100. I also have taken Haz Mat Awareness, IS-100, IS-700, IST training and participated in the first North Central Task Force Strategic National Stockpile Point of Despensing for a Simulated Biological or Chemical Attack in a rural area.
I continued my Diving Education in Feb 2007 by going to Miami to become a PDIC Scuba Diving Instructor. Being able to teach Scuba Diving in Sullivan County PA was a logical decision with gas prices so high and local dive shops so far away. I am offering Private 1 on 1 Open Water Diver Instruction for $325.00 and classes of 2 or more students for $300.00 each. I can Certify Divers from Open Water through Dive Supervisor and also teach Specialty Classes in Underwater Crime Scene Investigations, Search & Recovery Diver, Research Diver and Nitrox Diver to name a few.