Jerry is both an avid waterfowler and carver who carves mostly for his own use, focusing mainly on the traditional methods and materials of the Core Sound area.\\His decoy carving career evolved from a one time love for shaping surfboards, which began at an early age.
His decoys are influenced greatly by the simplistic elegance of working decoys from coastal North Carolina to Long Island, NY. In addition to the carving, Jerry paints all the decoys himself.
Jerry does not limit his carving to ducks alone, but also makes shorebirds and canvas-covered waterfowl. He will often incorpoate salvaged materials from local marshes as well as historic structures and vessels into his decorative pieces which give them a bit of historical significance. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Core Sound Decoy Carver Guild. His pieces can be found in many colections and hunting rigs throughout the United States.