Mike Batusic and wife Juli live in White Springs now after retiring from the fast paced and crowded lifestyle of South Florida. Life under the sprawling oaks, hickories, dogwoods and among the azaleas is more appealing to me than the palm trees and Australian pines of South Florida.
He has always enjoyed making things and working with wood. His interest in turning wood started a long time ago, but has recently been his primary focus after reluctantly attending the John C. Campbell folk school in North Carolina a few years ago. The only class that he had any interest in was a bowl turning class. He later discovered that the instructor was the former President of the American Association of Woodturners, and as they say the rest is history.