Bear makes his home in the Black Forest region of Colorado with his lovely wife and business partner, Alisa. He performs at every chance he gets, and has worked in a number of ensemble performances with Pamela Joyce Weng and friends.
In addition to his music, Bear teaches Native American dance through the youth group “The Raven Dancers” which he founded. He is also an internationally know wood artist, working on the lathe as well as carvings and cabinet work. He is a noted miniaturist, with pieces in collections in the US, Spain, Germany, Brazil, and many more countries.