Rod's reputation has been cemented with credibility by winning multiple awards from the National Sculpture Society, and election to Fellow of the National Sculpture Society(NY). Rod Studied Studio Arts at Montana State University 1991-94, Served apprenticeships with Floyd Tennison Dewitt, FNSS of Bozeman, MT, and Kent Ullberg, NA, FNSS of Loveland, CO. Rod is both on the Teaching Faculty of The Scottsdale Artist School, and The Campbell Center For The Study of American Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley's Island SC. He was also instrumental in helping start the Equine Sculpture Program at The Culver Academy, Culver Indiana. Rod teaches numerous workshops every year, and is in the permanent collections of The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, The Leanin' Tree Museum, Boulder, Colorado, and Brookgreen Gardens Museum of American Sculpture, as well as in private collections around the world.
Currently Rod's work is represented in Galleries in Bozeman, MT, Jackson, WY, Scottsdale, AZ, Santa Fe, NM, Dallas TX, Charleston, SC., St. Augustine, Fla., Park City, Utah, and Beaver Creek CO., Rod's work has been featured in the book "Sculptors of the Rockies", Southwest Art Magazine, Big Sky Journal, The Bozeman Chronicle, Western Art and Architecture, Fine Art Connoisseur, Western Art Collector, and Pulse Magazine.