By Competing in the STATE, REGIONAL, NATIONAL, & WORLD Competitions, Bill & Michelle have gained priceless knowledge and proudly display this on every trophy.
Bill is an "NTA Certified Master Taxidermist" and has earned several awards for his work, some are listed below:
1995 - NTA Award of Excellence
1997 & 2008 N.T.A. North American Champion - Gamehead
1998 C.T.A. Best of Category, Masters Division - Gamehead
1998 C.T.A. Best of Category, Masters Division - Small Mammal
1998 & 2002 N.M.T.A. Judges Choice Best of Show
2001 C.T.A. Best of Category, Masters Division - Bird Group
2002 N.T.A. North American Champion - Waterfowl
2002 Henry Wichers Inchumuk Award
2003, 2nd Best in World, Small Life-size Group
2003 “Breakthrough” Best of Show at N.M.T.A.
2008 N.T.A. Judges Choice Best of Show
2008 “Breakthrough” Best of Show at N.T.A.
2011 Roy Cogburn Award (NMTA)
2012 McKenzie's Best Bird (NMTA)
2012 & 2016 McKenzie's Best Whitetail (NMTA)
2012 NMTA President's Award
2013 "Breakthrough" Best of Show at N.M.T.A.
2013 & 2016 McKenzie's Best Lifesize (NMTA)
2013 UTA Artisan Award - New Mexico
2013 UTA Artisan Award - Arizona
2014 Best African Award - New Mexico
2015 & 2016 Southwest Award (NMTA)
2015 Taxidermist Challenge - Mule Deer (NMTA)
2016 Taxidermist Challenge - Coues Deer (NMTA)
2017 Taxidermist Challenge - Pronghorn (NMTA)
2017 "Breakthrough" Best of Show at N.M.T.A.
2017 McKenzie's Best Bird (NMTA)
2017 Master of Master's - 1st Place (NMTA)
2017 SCI Award - 2nd Place
4 Time “Wasco Award” (Most Artistic Taxidermy)
4 Time N.M.T.A. Best All Around, Masters Division
6 Time N.M.T.A. Best of Category, Masters Division - Birds
5 Time N.M.T.A. Best of Category, Masters Division - Life-size
4 Time N.M.T.A. Best of Category, Masters Division - Game Heads
As Well as awards from Jonas, Van Dyke, National Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Mule Deer Foundation.
Bill is also an NTA Certified Judge in Lifesize, Gameheads, & Birds
Michelle has earned the following awards:
2000 - NTA Award of Excellence
2000 C.T.A. Best of Category, Masters Division - Small Mammal
2012 NMTA “Wasco Award” (Most Artistic Taxidermy)
Our Credentials & Awards
Lasting Impressions Taxidermy takes great pride in providing high quality creations in all phases of taxidermy, specializing in North American Wildlife, African Wildlife & Bird artistry, habitat bases, and custom displays.
Bill has enjoyed working in his own taxidermy business as a professional Taxidermist for over 24 years. Lasting Impressions Taxidermy in Albuquerque is a family owned business where Bill and Michelle are a husband and wife team with 2 sons, Nathan and Ryan, who are showing great interest and potential as future taxidermists. Bill and Michelle are both recipients of the N.T.A. Award of Excellence. They have had the pleasure and privilege of creating custom wildlife displays for individuals, schools & museums, The NM Department of Game & Fish, and Bass Pro Shops.