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ROLAND

Roland Watier and Drum

Roland was born in Gardiner, Maine and has French Canadian and Maine ancestry. He was always an artist. With his father and his father's friends, he has had many hunting and fishing experiences and has many stories. He volunteered for the Navy and spent 3 years in Vietnam waters. He was a photo intelligence analyst and is a decorated Vietnam Vet.

He returned to Maine and with his wife of 34 years, established a farm and built his own home by converting a large hay barn. At the Farm, he established a barber shop and a sign shop and was at home while his children were growing up.

He is a sculptor, woodcarver, and bronze artist. One of his works is the Medal of Honor Bronze in the Rotunda at the state capital in Augusta.

One of his passions has been environmental preservation, recycling, and volunteerism and his daughter is following in his path. His son has illustrated one of Roland's stories and their book, ANTS- Another Nice Tasty Sweet - was published in November 2004. The family shares a website- Watier.org and a business showcasing the family's artistic work - Watier Productions.

For 15 years Roland has been involved with Men's Groups, one of which now meets at the Farm. In the past few years, Roland has moved out into professional Storytelling and has established the Golden Raven Storytelling Circle at the Farm. It is open weekends in the summer - a place for storytelling around a campfire.

Roland would like to acknowledge the ongoing love and support of his beloved wife, Carol, in helping him to explore his many interests and endeavors.