Meet the Team

Johan Hassing
Management

Carsten Skakkebaek
Management

Stephen Guild
Webmaster

Netta Lempiäinen
Administrator

Steve Toher
Administrator

Loes Verstraete
Administrator

Advisory Board

Jack Fishwick

Owner of Tringa taxidermy. Jack started work as a taxidermist in September 1972 at Leicester Museums and has since worked for many museums and private collectors around the world. He has risen to become the most awarded taxidermist in the UK and is currently building an exhibition about parrots that will hopefully tour around museums when completed. Jack has judged and given seminars at nine World Taxidermy Championships and all of the European Taxidermy Championships since 2001 as well as Russian Taxidermy Championships, Scandinavian Taxidermy Championships and many individual National competitions around Europe.

Bo Wessmann

Bo has done casting, sculpting and carving of fish for more than 20 years. Bo took his first international title, “Best in World Reproduction” at the 2012 World Taxidermy Championships, WTC® in Salzburg 2012. Hereafter he won 2 times the “Best in Europe” title at “European Taxidermy Championships ETC®. That was in Langarone, Italy 2014 and in Oulu, Finland 2015. By education, Bo is a biologist specialising in ecology and aquatic environments.

Bob “Hutch” Hutchinson

Owner of Hutch’s Taxidermy Den, LLC and has been doing taxidermy since 1980. He earned multiple Awards at the State and World Taxidermy Championship levels and has earned Masters Certificate in habitat in 2019. He proudly served a three year term as President for Pennsylvania Taxidermist Association.Hutch is passionate about taxidermy and how habitat influences and contributes to the overall mount appearance. He has judged on both the State and National level and was the first ever habitat judge for the World Taxidermy Championship show in 2019.

Stefan Weigl

After studying zoology and graduating with a Master’s degree Stephan started as employee at the Upper Austrian State Museum. Here he worked since 1990 as curator for biological exhibitions, since 2013 as head of the Vertebrate Collection and from 2018 as head of the Natural Science Collections. He is a passionate ornithologist and birdwatcher. He learned taxidermy through self-study from the age of 16. Since 2004 Stephan has judged at the European, Italian and Hungarian Championships. He earned various prizes at national and international taxidermy competitions.

Alexander Sokolov

Owner of the largest Russian taxidermy company, “Sokolov Studio”. Owner of the taxidermy supply company “Authors Mannikins”. Main sculptor in the 2 companies . European Champion, “Best in Europe”, multiple Award Winner at European Taxidermy Championships (ETC®) and World Taxidermy Championships (WTC®). International judge and seminar instructor. Doctor of Zoology and PhD degree in Ornithology.