Home: Iron Springs
Family: Two adult daughters, Becca and Beth, and their families, including a combined five grandchildren
Occupation: Call him Dr. Kling. He has a doctorate in physiology/biochemistry and worked for 35 years at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, where he retired as dean of the graduate college 35 years later.
Hobbies: Besides a love of woodturning, Kling also restores old nautical equipment, specifically, nautical lanterns, including a rare Princess lamp and an old Binnacle magnetic compass, manufactured in 1942, a proud piece in his collection because it was made the same year he was born.
Books: He’s a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and nicknames his home, Rivendell, which is the Elven outpost found on Tolkien’s Middle-earth from the “Lord of the Rings.”
Music He routinely listens to bluegrass and often attends the international bluegrass festival in Nashville, Tenn.
Artwork: Look for his artwork at the Grays Harbor Public Market, 1956 Riverside Ave. in Hoquiam.