Master Taxidermist and Owner Bob Mead has over 32 years of taxidermy experience, and is a lifelong hunter and member of the National Taxidermists Association, the United Taxidermy Association, and currently sits as President of the Arizona Taxidermists Association. He is a member of the NRA, SCI, and RMEF, and is a State and National Champion Taxidermist versed in all areas of taxidermy. Bob has won hundreds of awards for his taxidermy pieces, and has participated in taxidermy competitions since 1990.
He was the 2012 Master's National Champion in Gameheads, and has earned 12 State Championship titles in various categories. His most current awards include the 2019 Judge's Choice Best Master's Whitetail Deer in Arizona, the 2019 Arizona State Champion Master's Gamehead, as well as being named the "Best All-Around Taxidermist" in Arizona for the second consecutive year.
Co-owner Sandra Mead is also an award-winning taxidermist, and has been doing taxidermy work for over 5 years. She won the "Best European Mount" at the 2019 Arizona Taxidermy Championships, and has won several first place ribbons for her taxidermy pieces.
Being a Certified Master Taxidermist (CT) in 3 separate specialties (Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles) is a distinction that comes from decades of study and application in the competitive taxidermy arena, and is an accolade only the most dedicated and skilled taxidermy artists achieve. It is also a title Bob does not take lightly.
While receiving awards and accolades at taxidermy competitions is demanding and satisfying, the most important opinion of our work doesn't come from a taxidermy judge, it comes from you, our client. You can be assured that your hard-earned trophy will be given the attention and artistic skill demanded by the most discriminating sportsmen, and our work is guaranteed to meet the very highest industry standard. Our experience is reflected in every piece we produce, and you will immediately notice the quality when you receive your finished trophy.
"Our name and reputation are on every mount that our studio produces, and your trophy will meet the highest standard for artistic merit and quality before it is sent home...We guarantee it." Bob and Sandra Mead, Owners MTS, LLC