Roger Barge has always enjoyed carpenter work and working with his hands. He was born in Iowa and graduated from Traer High School. He learned much of his skills from his father, working along side him as a teenager. Roger and his wife retired from insurance work in 1992 to do short term mission work. His desire for making craft items began after his retirement. Roger now resides in Eagle Grove, Iowa with his wife and spends most of his days in his ‘Man Cave’ working on craft items.