Since 1968 Bill and Sandy Fifield have worked in partnership to perfect their artistic passions in wood and glass. The intricacy of Sandy’s stained, beveled and fused glass is facilitated by her background as a maker of fine jewelry. Bill is an artist, designer and craftsman who uses master woodworking techniques and folk art methods to make everything from entry doors, desks, tables and chairs to hand-carved gun cases, mantles, pillars, corbels, and Adirondack twig furniture.
In mid-1992 when recovery entered their lives, they enthusiastically threw themselves into helping others. In the following nineteen years, they have never been without a volunteer position. In conjunction with service, they have mentored over 1500 people on a one-to-one basis. Based on the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step program of recovery, mentoring experience and commitment to “passing it on,” they have developed into dynamic, popular and engaging speakers. Their workshops draw from their own first-hand knowledge of the challenges and importance of a structured, guided and simple path to personal accountability.
The Fifields have traveled primarily throughout the southwest speaking to groups ranging from ten to eight hundred. When they’re not out being of service to others, Bill and Sandy are likely making art (and a mess) in their studio, writing, teaching students or walking their beloved Scottie dog, Thistle, on their beautiful mountain property in Conifer, Colorado 35 miles SW of Denver. They also enjoy vigorously working out and dishing out enormous amounts of gratitude to everyone they see. They have truly dug deep in one place.