Maynard Linder began crafting authentic, hand-made ulus in 1990, and by 1997 he left a successful Journeyman Carpentry career to make knives and ulus full-time. Today, he supplies knives to gift shops around the state, and to individuals around the world
Maynard spends his time making knives and ulus, so he can sojourn to the Seward Peninsula, and collect shed antler for his knife handles. When he has the chance, he works on carvings, such as Native-inspired masks, or ivory jewelry.
older son, Sung, works in the knife shop with him. His younger son, Gryffyn, turned 3 in December 2012. His daughter Arwyn was born in September 2012.
wife, Meriam, hand-crafts her own line of products under the business name Wilderness
Wonders, and also has a retail store on the Homer Spit, Local Showcase: From the Hands of Alaska. She also organizes an artisan trade show, the "Alaska's Best" Wholesale Show, each January.