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McAlvey cut hair for nearly half a century at his shop, Gary's Bull Pen. His trained barber's eyes help him determine how to create hair on an aspen elk.

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McAlvey shapes wood and lets the wood shape his life

He had already retired from nearly half a century of cutting hair and settled into a leather-tooling hobby when Gary McAlvey attended the county fair five years ago.That spun his world on its axis, at least as far as what retirement would look like. Since


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